Mar 11 - Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

Thursday, March 11, 5-8 pm

Papermaking spread from China to the Islamic world by the 8th century. By the 11th century it had made its way throughout Europe. Each culture along that path developed its own unique style of papercutting using scissors, knives, hammers and more. Now considered a folk-art medium, papercutting is experiencing a renaissance with more people than ever cutting paper to reflect modern times. In this workshop you’ll learn the basic techniques of knife cutting, use them to cut your own cityscape from a provided photo, and learn how to work from your own photos in the future.

Here are the supplies you will need:

People are welcome to email Rosa if they have questions about supplies. She's all for using what you already have and is happy to check in with folks about whether or not something is an adequate substitute. You can reach Rosa at

Artist photo & banner photo credit: Justin Tsucalas and BmoreArt

Artwork by Rosa Leff:

Registration Info

Type your payment amount in the field on the "Register Now" form below. Each week is a separate class with a suggested donation of $50 for the week’s lesson. Register for one week at a time, please. Using the link below to register, please pick one of these three choices:

  • Single Registration - Recommended donation for one person to take class = $50.
  • Pay It Forward - You may pay for yourself & make an additional donation for someone else who may not currently be able to afford the class on their own = $100
  • Pay What You Can - If you can't pay the full $50, please contribute any amount you are able. Thank you!

RiverArts is committed to accessible programming and to compensating artists and instructors fairly. We are offering virtual classes on a 'pay what you can' basis. Those with limited funds are welcome to enjoy full access to the class for a small donation. Those who are able are invited to pay more, to support access to art experiences for all.


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