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The Fine Art of Cutting and Sculpting Paper by Bhavna Mehta

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104 United States (map)

2-Day Workshop by Bhavna Mehta
Skill Level: All

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Friday, July 6, 2018

7:30 pm  La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305
Materials Fee: $15

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

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The flatness of paper will serve as an inviting platform for transformation. Students will explore cutting, folding and manipulating paper. We will begin with simple exercises which, when put together, will start to expand the medium of paper into objects and wearables. Paying attention to color, shape, pattern and texture, students will focus on the process of taking an idea and visually translating it. Experience with paper cutting is helpful, but not required.

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Bhavna Mehta works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell stories that combine figurative imagery with botanical motifs, text and shadows. Using paper as skin and thread to connect and mend, using cutting and sewing to talk about exposing and hiding, she makes work about relating and remembering.

Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015). She has won multiple awards in juried shows and she was one of the San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winners.

She collaborates with artists making public art, using paper as a design medium. She has engineering degrees from both India and US and worked as a software engineer for many years before turning to art.

Mehta teaches paper cutting and sculpture at UCSD Extension, Penland School of Craft, San Diego Book Arts and in varied avenues around San Diego County.