Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map by Creative Happy London - art in London
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Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map by Creative Happy London - art in London
other-art-classes classes in London

Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map

by Creative Happy London

3 reviews
3 reviews
A paper cutting workshop with a difference: Kip of Kartegraphik will draw you chosen map in advance and you'll go home with a beautifully cut special picture

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3 hour workshop

Beginner

Camberwell SE5

Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map
by Creative Happy London
3 hour workshop
£60 per person

Classes

3 hour workshop

Daytime

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.

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Sat 15 Sep, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
Sun 14 Oct, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT

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Did you know?

Maps are, on the surface, just a way to see somewhere from an overhead perspective. They appear based in absolute reality, full of information and tools for wayfinding. Paper cut maps are similar, but with all the information removed. The blank streets become a way to capture attention and see if we know as much as we think we do about the places we live. At this slightly abstracted level they become a piece of art that represents how we feel about the places we walk and eat and sleep and love.
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Reviews (3)
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Sarah
11 Jul
A brilliant experience of learning to paper cut with Kip. He very kindly took the time to prep up my map of the area surrounding our house. I didn't get it finished int he two and a half hours, but I feel confident that I have the skills to finish it on my own. I do live in Central London so I guess there were rather more cuts needed than if I lived in the countryside!! I've signed up to do another one.
Omar
7 Jan
Great class and I was very pleased with the final product. Kip was very helpful in guiding me through the trickier bits and was fun to chat to over the afternoon as we worked.

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Sarah
11 Jul
A brilliant experience of learning to paper cut with Kip. He very kindly took the time to prep up my map of the area surrounding our house. I didn't get it finished int he two and a half hours, but I feel confident that I have the skills to finish it on my own. I do live in Central London so I guess there were rather more cuts needed than if I lived in the countryside!! I've signed up to do another one.
Omar
7 Jan
Great class and I was very pleased with the final product. Kip was very helpful in guiding me through the trickier bits and was fun to chat to over the afternoon as we worked.
Claire
21 Jan
This class was so enjoyable. The process of map cutting was rewarding and engaging. Kip, the teacher, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and went the extra mile to help everyone in the class. I am definitely going to do another class!

Class location

Camberwell
6 Empress Mews, off Kenbury Street
SE5 9BT
London

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Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map by Creative Happy London - art in London

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.

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Notes

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.

Requirements

Please note this course is for adults only (18+) as sharps will be in use.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Make Your Own Hand Cut Paper Map
by Creative Happy London
3 hour workshop
£60 per person
3 hour workshop
from £60 per person