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Wycinanki Paper Cutting Workshop - HAMTRAMCK, MI
Learn to make a traditional Wycinanki Paper Cutting! <br> The class is 1.5hours long, all materials are provided. <br> Teacher is Joan Bittner

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Learn to make a traditional Wycinanki Paper Cutting!! All materials are provided.
"Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'. Just when and why this art form began to flower in Poland seems a matter of some uncertainty. Some say it goes back to the time when few farm houses had glass windows. To keep out the elements, peasant farmers hung sheep skins over the window openings. Then, to let in some light and air, they took their sheep shears and snipped small openings in the skins, and these were soon recognized as decorative as well as functional.
The most well known modern styles of Wycinanki comes from two districts. One is the Kurpie cut out. This is usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of colored paper, folded a single time, with spruce trees and birds as the most popular motifs. The second style comes from the area of Lowicz. It is distinguished by the many layers of brightly colored paper used in its composition. The unique richness of paper-cut designs done in the Polish tradition is a special contribution to the artistic heritage of the world.
All materials are provided.
If you have 6 participants call to reserve your own date and time - 1-888-619-9771
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins so you can settle in!
  • Class is 1.5 hours.
  • All materials are provided.
  • class size 6 -8 participants.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old. Location is at the Hamtramck location: 9539 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI
  • 72 hour cancellation required for refund or credit. Cancellations with less than three days notice will receive a credit for a future class but no credit or refund for cancellations within 24 hours.

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