Paper Art: Create a Cut Paper Self-Portrait

Sara Barnes

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10 Videos (17m)
    • Welcome to the class!

      1:01
    • We're going to make a cut paper portrait!

      1:42
    • What makes a good reference photo?

      0:52
    • Look at all those scraps!

      1:36
    • How we'll make our project

      2:16
    • Creating our roadmap

      3:27
    • What makes a visually interesting portrait?

      1:51
    • Technique demo

      2:17
    • Learn a transfer technique

      1:19
    • Have fun!

      0:39

About This Class

Who needs a photograph of yourself when you have art supplies? This class will show you how to create a cut-paper self portrait. You’ll learn how draw a portrait that looks like you, as well as different collage techniques to make sure your personality shine through.


Afterwards, replace your social media avatars with your awesome cut paper portrait, like I did for my blog, Brown Paper Bag.

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The included videos were great, but I would have liked to see more instruction on cutting and assembling.
Very interesting and well presented video.
A good and interesting project. Gives you a feel for how precise collage needs to be in this circumstance anyways. It was fun to play with papers and include them as self!

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