DIY Hanukkah Papercutting with Jeanette Kuvin Oren

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Event Time
2:00 PM


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DIY Hanukkah Papercutting with Jeanette Kuvin Oren
Wednesday at 2:00pm PST

Learn the art of Jewish papercutting with 2022 USPS Hanukkah stamp designer and artist, Jeanette Kuvin Oren! This 14th century technique is being brought back to life by artists like Jeanette and provide a spiritual and creative way to decorate your home for Hanukkah! An explanation for what you will need for this event can be found below and The Hanukkiah template will be emailed to you the day before class.

1. Print the Papercut Template pdf on your home printer with your regular paper (the design we will be making). We will cut the design sent to you by AJU together in the workshop. 

2. #11 Xacto hobby knife and blade. It does not have to be a name brand, but it should have a #11 blade. Knives can be purchased at Amazon, Staples, Target and at most hardware stores. 

3. A self-healing cutting mat or a a piece of cardboard for putting under your papercut while you cut. Cardboard should be thick enough to protect the surface of your table from the blade. The thin white cardboard that comes in shirt packages is good. A self-healing mat is best.

4. After you've finished, you'll need backing paper or cardstock (any color you like) to go behind your finished papercut. You can also use paint on white paper to create nice backgrounds. Jeanette will talk about background options during class. You don't need the colored paper during the class.

5. Glue stick or Elmer's glue (not needed during the class). 

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A graduate of Princeton and Yale Universities, Jeanette Kuvin Oren completed a masters degree in public health and most of her PhD in epidemiology before devoting herself full time to commissioned art and graphic design. Since 1984, Jeanette has created installation pieces for more than 400 houses of worship, schools, community centers and camps around the world. She specializes in large installations of glass, mosaic, metal, fiber art, calligraphy, papercutting, and painting. Jeanette makes Torah covers, Ark curtains, Donor Recognition Art, Huppot, Ketubot, Wall hangings, and many other items for homes and institutions. Jeanette works with architects, professional and volunteer committees, fabricators, families, and institutions commissioning her art. Jeanette designed the United States Postal Service Hanukkah stamp in 2022. She has studios in New Haven (Connecticut) and Jerusalem.


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