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Teen Night: Paper Cutting with Shalinee Laval (ages 12–18)

Fri September 16 @ 19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min

Create paper-cut bookmarks and greeting cards for this fall, and for Halloween!

Paper cut art is a folk art that plays with positive and negative spaces, and involves carefully cutting out a design through a piece of paper with a sharp knife. The areas of the paper left are the light areas of the design and the cut out areas become the darker contrast which then can be layered on top of a contrasting background. It is popular in China and Indonesia, as well as Switzerland where it is known as Schehrenschnitte. In Mexico artists use inexpensive tissue paper to create papel picado for both religious and secular purposes.


About Shalinee Laval: Shalinee Laval makes paper cut art inspired by children’s fairy-tales. Her work has ben exhibited at Le médiathèque de Chantilly. You can find out more about Shalinee and see examples of her work here.

Important information: Advance registration is required to attend this event, and each teen must have a signed permission slip on file at the Library in order to participate. Participation in teen events is free for Library members and 15€ per person for non-members. Library visitors are expected to familiarize themselves with the Rules and Code of Conduct so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons. Questions about collections and programs for children and teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


Fri September 16
19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min
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