The Edge: Sharpen Your Paper Cutting Skills

About The Edge: Sharpen Your Paper Cutting Skills

Discover the multiple facets of paper cutting and explore techniques used in this mesmerizing work. Start with a presentation on the art of paper cutting and basic principles of design with full and empty shapes. Then choose images to adapt to your work. Take inspiration from photographs, magazines, or your own art! Tips, tricks, and resources will be provided.

This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School & is limited to 30 students. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

Class Materials Needed

cutting mat, xacto knife, blades 11 and extra blades, tape, glue, stapler, US letter size paper, tracing paper, recycled used Tyvek envelopes (USPS, or UPS), old magazines and newspapers.
optional: any art supplies you have

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels



The class will meet on Saturday and Sunday for 120-min at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 15:00 UTC on the dates below.
(Convert to my time zone)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
The Edge: Sharpen Your Paper Cutting Skills
Béatrice Coron

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Béatrice Coron on their Lessonface profile.

Béatrice Coron

Béatrice Coron

Béatrice Coron papercuts stories to create public art, artist books, wall art and animations.  Born in France, she lived in Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York and start her artistic journey. Her work can be seen in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. You can see her public art in New York, Chicago, Paris and Hong Kong among others. Her Manhattan studio is the base of all her papercut experimentations.

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 95 years, the Folk School has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 1800 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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