Make It!: Positive and Negative Papercuts

Rediscover Carlos Amorales’ Black Cloud! Gather inspiration from the installation’s 25,000 black paper moths and butterflies of 30 different species. Experiment with positive and negative space alongside Phoenix-based artist Dani Godreau as you create your own artwork using a variety of paper cutting methods including the Japanese Notan technique.

About the Teaching Artist
Dani Godreau
is a Phoenix-based artist who explores women’s traditional crafts and domestic duties through paper cutting. Her work stretches the definition of drawing by creating line and form through incisions and shadow while paying homage to the global tradition of paper cutting as an art form and valorizing devalued women’s labor. Dani graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Painting and BA in Art History in 2012 going on to receive her MFA in Drawing/Painting and from Arizona State University in 2016. In 2015 and 2016 Godreau was awarded funding from the Nathan Cumming’s Travel Grant and Shangyuan Artist Residency to facilitate her research in Beijing and Foshan regarding Chinese folk art and traditional paper cutting. She currently resides in Phoenix AZ while teaching at ASU and within the Tempe School District's Visiting Studio Artist Program.

About Make It!

Make It! is a monthly drop-in, family-friendly, hands on art-making activity for all. Each month features a different activity inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection or current exhibitions and collaborations with different local artists to create activities that introduce participants to new materials, perspectives and ways of connecting.

Make It! is free and part of #PhxArtFamily and #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3 - 9 pm).

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