What you will do
3 hour workshop
Your workshop tutor Kip made his very first paper cut map as a Christmas gift in 2012. He wanted to create and give something that was at once personal, unique, creative and memorable. He chose a city that mattered, where very happy times had been spent, and through a very deft bit of subterfuge obtained an address around which to centre the map and started to create it. Kip now wants very much to share that process with you and teach you how to make one yourself.
Everyone is attached to a road somewhere, whether it's where they grew up, lived alone for the first time, or bought a house, we all live off a street. That street is connected to so many other places. Where have those streets taken us? Come join this class and make a paper cut map of your very own. Either of your journey or some one else's...
You'll be guided through the entire process on the day and when you're done your map will be ready to frame and give away or keep for yourself.
You can do this as an absolute beginner, but it is recommended that you take the paper cutting workshop first. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. What you will get:
- Specifically customised pre-drawn 21cm x 21cm map on archival water colour paper for you to cut out
- Guided approach to cutting out the map from an experienced paper cutter
- Opportunity to learn the process to create these works again by yourself
Your tutor for this Creative Happy London workshop is Kip Perdue. Kip is a paper cutting artist living in South London who has been crafting different types of paper art since 2012. His work focuses on personal geographies and the ways maps influence this. He has always been interested in maps and streets and how people represent the world around them. Once stripped of their information and condensed into the arteries of cities, streets can show us both how we change the world, how it shapes us back, and make us aware of just how little we sometimes actually see of the cities around us. Kip runs Kartegraphik, a bespoke paper cutting studio.
Did you know?
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About your host, Creative Happy London
Creative Happy London is an artist collective offering art and craft classes from a beautiful studio in Camberwell, South London. The techniques they teach require no previous experience or specialist equipment, so that it's easy for you to continue practising what you have learnt at the studio once you're back at home. Creative Happy London believe everyone is creative at heart; join one of their talented teachers for a workshop and take the chance to unleash your inner artist!
The workshops currently on offer include linocut printing, leather jewellery making, metal foiling on paper and fabric, paper-cutting, lampshade-making and decoupage.
You'll choose an location to centre the map around and Kip will bring you a pre-drawn street map of that area for the class. In map terms it will cover one square mile around your chosen location. The map itself will be 21cm x 21cm square. When drawing and cutting maps, it takes about the same time to draw a map as it does to cut it, so customised maps, such as you'll make here, are usually commissioned for twice the price of the course.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.