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The Fantastic Art of Paper Cutting

Learn to create wonderful paper-cut beings with Danish artist, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, via Zoom.

Join celebrated Danish paper cutting artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen who has had several paper cut workshops in Denmark, Japan, and the US. The paper-cut universe of Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is inhabited by beings who have previously been confined inside the paper. At that time the beings were weighed down by their own and ambient limitations.

In this online workshop, the participants can experience the very best of cutting paper – namely the moment when the paper is unfolded and the magic occurs – that is when the happy paper cut being emerges. Participants will also be exploring the paper cut artwork of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, and hear about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen’s own journey to becoming a paper cutting artist.

POSTPONNED | 1pm EST | $30; $25

Students should supply their own materials so they can cut along with Torben:

  • A sharp pair of scissors.
  • Paper that is approximately the same thickness as printer paper.
  • Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are approximately 4 x 4 inches.
  • Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are approximately 1 x 2 inches.
  • Color according to students’ own wishes.

Skill Level: Beginner level and beyond

Meet your instructor, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen started as a paper cut artist in 2004. Since then he has exhibited over 110 places in the U.S., Japan, and Denmark and has held numerous workshops in the same countries. He is 57 years old and lives in Odense in Denmark. Odense is where world-famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born. Andersen was also a very skilled paper cut artist several hundred years ago. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen seeks with his paper cuts to maintain and renew this old paper cut tradition.

Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen lives in Odense, Denmark, which is the town where the world-famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born. Besides writing fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was also a very skilled paper cut artist. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen humbly tries with his paper cuts to keep the paper-cutting tradition alive today, which Hans Christian Andersen was an exponent of almost 200 years ago.

See more about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen:
Twitter: @JarlstroemPaper
Instagram: @JarlstroemPaperArt