Art Workshop: Persian and Japanese PapercuttingVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Papercutting, or the art of paper design, has flourished around the world for hundreds of years, with each culture developing its own unique approach to this distinct art form.
Asia Society Texas Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston present an all-ages art workshop that focuses on the aesthetics of Persia and Japan. Participants will learn about the history and different styles of Persian and Japanese papercutting artwork, particularly the use of images and themes of gardens and nature, as relates to the Ayomi Yoshida installation at Asia Society and the exhibition Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. They will then create their own piece using Persian and Japanese inspirations demonstrated by teaching artist Vehista Kaikobad.
This workshop is designed for participants ages 10 and up.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.
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