Intro to Wycinanki Folk Art
Try this beautiful, traditional Polish craft – a great project for all levels! Wycinanki (pronounced vee-chee-nan-key) is a traditional Polish folk art of paper cutting for home decor, focusing on fanciful images of nature and home life.
This two-hour workshop will focus on the Lowicz style of wycinanki, where layers of colored paper are cut, layered, and glued to create beautiful vibrant images!
Participants will complete one piece in class, and have the skills and materials to make additional ones at home.
$5, All materials and tools will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of scissors, bring them along!
Make-It Springfield is committed to making our workshops financially available to all. If assistance is needed to attend, please text (413)455-0663 for a discount code.
After registering, please let us know if you can not attend so we can open your spot to others on the waiting list. Refund requests must be made at least 24 hrs ahead of the start of the class.
All images by Laura Geryk.
About the instructor: Laura Geryk first learned the art of wycinanki as a child when an elderly relative came to the United States for the summer. Laura spoke no Polish, and Dziadziu spoke no English, but she was able to learn the craft through the communication of a love of art. As an older adult, Laura has revisited the tradition, and has shared her work in shows and galleries in New England. She’s eager to continue sharing this folk art tradition with others!