Scherenschnitte: German Paper Cutting

Join artist Janice Nesta for a fun and interesting workshop! Sherenschnitte (pronounced sher-en-schnit-uh) is a German folk art that dates back hundreds of years. It is a paper cutting craft easily learned by beginners. The paper is folded and cut to create symmetrical designs that are mounted on a contrasting color of card stock. Today, the finished artwork can be used for framed artwork, cards and scrap-booking. You will finish several designs in class.

Members: $75 | Non-Members: $85

Bring a pair of small, sharp, pointed scissors (ex: embroidery scissors). All other supplies will be provided in class

Artist Bio:

Janice Nesta, a native of Long Island, NY has been creating Folk Crafts, painting Watercolors and creating Fiber Art for over 25 years. Nesta has had a long standing appreciation of nature and the places around her and her inspiration results in creative projects of all types. Composition and movement are important elements in her work.

Nesta has demonstrated Scherenschnitte at the Bethpage Restoration Fair for over 15 years. She has also taught various classes including paper cutting at the Art League of Long Island and in libraries locally.

Her works of art have been exhibited at the ALLI and many libraries around Long Island and have received awards over the years. In addition, a number of her original design quilts have traveled the United States and Canada with the Hoffman Challenge Collections.