Jeanette Kuvin Oren has created Judaic art for more than 400 synagogues around the world.
She is best known for Ark curtains, Torah covers, Wall hangings, and glass and metal Ark doors. Jeanette also creates painted, calligraphed, and papercut art. She has been doing Judaic Art for 35 years and has taught hundreds of adults and teens about the many Jewish arts.
During this one-hour zoom class — just for us — you will learn the history of Jewish papercutting, tour Jeanette's Judaic Art studio, and create a papercut work of art in honor of the upcoming holiday Tu B'shvat.
After registering, you will receive a link and password to the zoom class, the supply list, and the papercut template we will be working on during class. The class is appropriate for any age person who is comfortable with a sharp knife (not young children).
You only need to register one person per home.
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.
#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.
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.
Glue stick or Elmer's glue.
Backing paper (any color you like) to go behind your finished papercut. Colored papers are available at the stores listed above. Jeanette will talk about background options during class.
Papercutting Kits are also available
for purchase from Jeanette: