About this Event
Kirigami is a Japanese papercraft in which three-dimensional forms are created by cutting and folding paper. One branch of Kirigami is Origamic Architecture, in which the artist makes pop-up style images of buildings, cityscapes, and other images of the built world. Unlike traditional representations of architectural forms, Kirigami – like Manuel Herz’s wooden synagogue at Babyn Yar – has a unique capacity to move and change as it folds up and down. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice some foundational Kirigami techniques to create their own pop-up paper artworks.
Please note: We will be using sharp tools for cutting, so adult companions of children are asked to provide assistance.
Daniel Abramson is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received his Master’s of Education degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. As an artist and educator, Daniel is passionate about using the arts as a vehicle for reflection and self-expression. He has led creative workshops for children and adults for communities across North America.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
SKETCH Studio, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Canada