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art class

The Art of Paper Cutting

art class

The Art of Paper Cutting

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

The Art of Paper Cutting

art class

The Art of Paper Cutting

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

During this two hour guided workshop, guests will learn the basics of papercutting and craft a bookmark based on a Japanese design. The bookmark will be template-based, so guests can choose both the design and the colored paper that they wish to use. Templates include nature and family crest themed designs. During the workshop, I'll first demonstrate techniques and explain how to use the paper blade properly. Guests will then try a practice papercutting activity, which will further introduce them to several useful techniques. After that, we'll move on to the bookmark project, and I'll be happy to share insider tips on where to get Japanese washi paper, art supplies, and even some of my favorite Tokyo shops for finding handmade folk art.

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Your host

Learn more about IntheHood

IntheHood

With my good friend Emi, a Tokyo-based paper-cut artist who is heavily influenced by Okinawan stencil designs. Paper-cutting is an ancient traditional art and has been around for hundreds of years. While studying these traditions, Emi has developed her own style that is steadfastly rooted in Japanese aesthetic principles. A constant traveler, Emi finds inspiration for her work in nature and the stories she hears from the artisans she meets during her journeys. Emi is currently working as the illustrator for LIK Hospitality Co. Ltd., and has also taught paper-cutting in America for the past two years. Her mission is to keep this tradition alive while sharing artistic skills and cultural experiences with others.

What's included

Drinks
Draft Beers & Japanese Tea
Equipment
Papers, cutter knife, cutting board.

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Where you'll be

Experience will be held in our co-working office in Shimbashi, Minato-ku. It is an open lounge space for members & guests.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests must understand either basic level of English or Japanese.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
IntheHood
The Art of Paper Cutting
1 review
$10/person
1 review
$10/person