BUSY HANDS WORKSHOPS

Looking for DIY projects or to learn more about trades in both craft and industry? We will have a unique lineup of experts in the field related to everything from carpentry, papercutting, leatherworking, blacksmithing, puppetry and more.

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Stratford Perth Museum

Supplies: Included with Price

Cost: $20.00 per person plus tax

Christmas Papercutting 101

Treat yourself to learn a new/old art form this Christmas and have some fun with paper and scissors. This workshop will provide you with lots of opportunity to cut and create Christmas decorations/art and will show you tips and tricks you can use at home. This is a hands on 3hr course and will get you inspired! All the material is supplied and lots of options given.

Workshop Leader

Nelly Hofer is a local artist and illustrator that can turn everyday paper into beautiful works of art. She was a nominee for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustrations and has illustrated four books. Her artwork is sold in museums, shows and online. www.atreeoflife.ca

Limited tickets available – click HERE for Tickets

Course layout

1. Welcome everyone, introduction and a short history of
the art of papercutting
2. Warming up your hands with making a paper star
3. Tools, folding and paper choices. Framing and glues.
4. Exploring different uses for the cuttings and materials.
5. Reduce and reuse. Tracing paper
6. Introduction to: Hans Christian Andersen 1805-1875 Story Teller and Papercutter. Samples and cutting
from the story The Fir-Tree Trees or stars
7. Finding your style by playing with paper and trying new things. Stars, Angels, Birds or Feathers.
8. Exploring paper cutting today. Showing samples. Answering questions.
9. Bonus, gift templates and card.

Date: Saturday, December 10

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Stratford Perth Museum

Supplies: Included with Price (Excluding Container)

Cost: $20.00 per person plus tax

Holiday Arrangements Workshop

Spruce up your home with a handmade arrangement for the holidays. Add a little seasonal outdoors to your indoors and make some heart and homestyle centrepieces for friends and family with the help of workshop leader DeAnna DesLaurier. Bring your own container and mix in the decorative and natural supplies provided at the museum. Keep your Hands Busy with this creative workshop craft for a special gift. This is a licensed event (wine not included in the price).

Limited tickets available – click Here for Tickets

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