Paper Cutting for Beginners | Sunday 19th May | 10am – 1pm


Paper cutting

Paper Cutting for Beginners | Sunday 19th May | 10am – 1pm


Join us for this inspirational morning and learn the fabulous art of paper cutting. Learn new techniques and release your creativity to create your own wonderful picture. The workshop includes all tools, materials and light refreshments. Scroll down for full details.


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Paper Cutting for Beginners                                 Sunday 19th May 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Spend a morning learning the wonderful art of paper cutting. Relax in our cosy craft barn and be inspired by the beautiful surrounding views of Nottinghamshire’s rolling countryside.  Guided by our exceptionally talented, collage and paper cutting artist Vanessa Stone, she will teach you the skills and techniques step by step to make bold and vibrantly coloured symmetrical paper cuts with unique painted papers.

You will learn the techniques of folk art folded paper cuts using a customisable template to start; and then taking inspiration from your surroundings, design and make your very own unique work of paper cut art which will be framed for you to take home with at the end of your session. The perfect way to spend your morning, learning a new craft and discovering a new passion.

This workshop is perfect for all levels of ability, no experience needed. All materials, tools and light refreshments are included in the workshop price so you don’t need to bring anything, just yourself.

Outline of your session

9.55am  Arrival and enjoy light refreshments 

10am   Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Vanessa

10.05    Be inspired by what you are about to make

Shown the tools, materials and techniques

Start work on your picture

11.15am  Refreshments with a snack

1.00pm   Time for home with your fabulous art work handmade by you

About Vanessa Stone

An inspirational paper cutting artist who makes richly coloured collages that are inspired by the places and spaces she’s lived in and explores in England. She uses scissors and a scalpel to cut into layers of cut and painted papers, abstracting and paring down to capture the essence of a place and a moment. Vanessa’s work has lead her to solo exhibitions in Salisbury and Cambridge and her work can be seen throughout the year at Byard Art in Cambridge. Vanessa publishes luxury greeting cards that are sold in bookshops, shops and museums as well as often working to commission for private and business clients.

Vanessa started her paper cutting journey in 2007 after specialising in textiles for many years. She trained as a carpet and rug designer on the UK’s only Carpet Design degree course in the Midlands. Eleven years ago she started to translate architecture into cut paper and develop her distinctive hand cut style of collages, making collages of iconic buildings in Cambridge and beyond. Vanessa regularly runs adult workshops in paper cutting and collage. She has worked with children and adults of all ages delivering workshops in all settings and is a great exponent of sharing skills to enable others to develop their own creativity.




To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393

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