Scherenschnitte: Paper Whales with Bee Shay

The art of cutting paper for decorative use has been around for centuries.  This is a contemporary take an old folk art tradition coupled with a little of Nantucket history.  

You will create this piece using parchment paper, a cutting tool and a little watercolor, easy enough for a beginner to accomplish in a single session. 

All materials provided including a mat set to make your piece ready to frame. 

Maximum class size: 12

Bee Shay has been a folk artist and oil painter for almost thirty years, teaching theorem painting, stenciling, and faux finishes nationally since 1991. She has apprenticed under members of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. For nearly ten years she was involved in the Stencil Artisans League, Inc. (SALI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching and furthering traditional American folk art. Currently, Bee is a resident of Nantucket and continues teaching nationally.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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