Art Workshop: Persian and Japanese Papercutting

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In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Papercutting workshop

Left: Possibly by Muhammad Baqir, Blue Iris, Iran, 18th-19th century, opaque watercolor and ink on paper, the Hossein Afshar Collection at 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 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.


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.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman


Presenting Partner

MFAH

Event Details

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004

713.496.9901

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$25 Members (ASTC or MFAH), $30 Nonmembers
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