Learn the art of paper cutting in this workshop with an artist in Ipoh. Paper cutting, or jianzhi (剪紙), is traditionally made with single coloured paper. Once made as Chinese embroideries, it became a folk art and evolved into various cultural styles across the world.
Your local expert, Helen, is a self-taught artist skilled at cutting paper into animal zodiac, flowers and figures. According to Helen, paper cutting is good way to access a meditative state of mind. It can also help you focus and become attentive to details. She enjoys the art as she finds her life is much more fulfilling with it.
Paper cutting workshop
9 am - 12 pm, or 1 pm - 4 pm. You will practice cutting using a practice sheet first. Once your technique is in place, create your own papercut artwork to bring home and frame. Your local expert, Helen will guide you along he way. The workshop is held everyday in her hometown of Menglembu, Ipoh. After the workshop, she can recommend places to enjoy at the Menglembu Cultural Corridor.