Magic Garden – Playful Paper Crafts(Ages 6+)

Create colourful and imaginative designs using paper craft techniques: Vytynanky (from Eastern Europe) and Quilling. Learn about the colour theory, shapes, composition and layering. Improve your fine motor skills and become a pro at using scissors.


Students will learn how to create beautiful and imaginative artwork inspired by traditional Easter European paper cutting technique called Vytynanky. They will find out how to add more interest to their work with 3 D elements. They will look at existing designs and come up with their own one based on the theme of nature. They will be shown how to cut shapes to make them symmetrical, repeat and resize them and cut detail inside. They will also learn how to quill paper and make a variety of 3D shapes. They will use composition rules, colour theory and layering to create successful images.They will be able to use their newly acquired skills to make birthday cards for family and friends, book marks, decorate boxes and picture frames or make stand alone artworks.

Supply list:

Coloured light weight A4 paper, thin card (optional), glue stick and scissors. Sessions 2-4 coloured paper cut into 0.5 cm strips, skewers for quilling and PVA glue.

Sessions: £8 per session or £30 for 4 sessions ( you are welcome to register per class or for all 4 sessions – to register for one class – please email us hello@ourlitteluni.com)

  • 13th Aug 2020 10 AM – 11 AM London Time
  • 20th Aug 2020 10 AM – 11 AM London Time
  • 27th Aug 2020 10 AM – 11 AM London Time
  • 3rd Sep 2020 10 AM – 11 AM London Time

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Instructor profile:

Kasia Parker is a qualified art teacher and artist. She’s been teaching children in the UK and her native Poland for 16 years as well as exhibiting, taking commissions and running community art projects with her friends from Dartford Arts Network. Kasia is a member of Northern Print Studio in Newcastle, where she moved to last year from Kent. She loves her family, strawberries and chocolate and camp fires.


Course Curriculum

Learn about the origins of Vytynanky and how to create a symmetrical design based on the theme of nature.
Learn how to cut, repeat and resize shapes
Learn about the colour theory, composition and how to make more complex designs
Learn quilling technique and use it to add 3D elements to the image
Create the final piece - Magic Garden using skills learnt in the previous sessions.

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