This summer, CCC is happy to present a new weekend class on Traditional Chinese Paper Cut! CCC will offer four sessions per year of Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting Class. All sessions are 8 weeks. The 2008 Summer Session will be held on September 27 – November 22 (break on Columbus Day Weekend, October 11). Dates are subjected to changes without notice.
About Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting
Paper Cutting is one of the most popular folk arts in China. The Chinese make paper cuts for celebrations, festivals and home decoration, with the extensive use of red, which is the lucky color in China. It usually has a heavy emphasis on single or a few Chinese characters often symbolizing with the Chinese Zodiac animals.
Classes start on Saturday, September 27, from 2 to 3:30pm. There will be classes until November 22, with a break on the weekend of Columbus Day (October 11). You can sign up for the entire session, or come on a class-by-class basis.
Schedule: Saturday 2:00pm -3:30pm
Cost:$250 CCF Members
You may also purchase tickets on a class-by-class basis. For one class, the tickets cost $40 per CCC member and $45 per non-CCC member. All classes are first come first serve.
Lesson 1: single color and single image
Learn the basic skills of freehand paper cutting and design.
Lesson 2: single color and single image
Learn how to cut a “butterfly”, and design the outline.
Lesson 3: single color and single image
Learn how to cut a “butterfly”, and design the inner decorative pattern.
Lesson 4: single color and single image
Learn how to cut a “plum blossom”.
Lesson 5: single color and image
Learn how to cut a “chrysanthemum”.
Lesson 6: single color and image
Learn how to cut the stalk and leaves of “chrysanthemum”.
Lesson 7: single color and image
Learn how to cut the flowerpot for the “chrysanthemum”.
Lesson 8: single color and image
Learn how to cut “boy” and/or “girl” figures.