Papercutting & Judaic Art Workshop

in honor of Sheila Bellack

Sunday, June 28th, 4:30pm

Please join us for a fun and informative zoom hour of learning and making art in celebration of Sheila's retirement as Beth El's Executive Director.  Jeanette Kuvin Oren will teach us about the distinctly Jewish art of papercutting. Tour her studio and learn about the art she's made for Beth El.  Jeanette will be joined by Beth El members Tamar Fishman and N. Amanda Ford. Tamar is one of the world's premier Judaic papercutters. She designed the USPS's Hanukkah stamp. Amanda and Jeanette made the Torah covers (and other art) at Beth El. You will hear about their work together AND you will make your own papercut art! 

After you register, Jeanette will send you the supply list, the zoom link,

and the design for the papercutting we will make during our workshop.

SUPPLY LIST for Papercutting Class

  1. Printout of the 8.5" x 11" pattern Jeanette will send to you after you register. Print the pdf on your home printer with your regular paper.

  2. #11 Hobby Knife and Blade. It does not have to be a name brand, but it should have a #11 blade. They can be purchased at Amazon, Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, and at most hardware stores. If you cannot find a hobby or Xacto knife, purchase a knife here from Jeanette (shipping included within the US).

  3. Piece of cardboard to put under your papercut while you are cutting (or a self-healing mat used for cutting fabric and paper). Cardboard should be thick enough to protect the surface of your table from the blade.

  4. Glue stick or Elmer's glue.

  5. Backing paper (any color you like) to go behind your finished papercut. Colored papers are available at the stores listed above. You can also use paint on white paper to create nice backgrounds. Jeanette will talk about background options during class.