Kiri-e Papercutting: Owl

Transform a simple piece of paper into a work of intricate art.

What will I learn in this class?
With nothing more than a blank piece of paper and a sharp knife, learn how traditional kiri-e papercutting techniques build up detail and depth on your way to an elegant depiction of an owl.

What is the goal of this class?
Detailed knifework improves manual dexterity and focus, while the nature of kiri-e forces artists think in new ways as they work by subtraction rather than addition during the creative process.

Who teaches this class?
Sayaka Imai is an award-winning kiri-e artist whose work has appeared in galleries across Japan. A graduate of Osaka University of Arts, Imai’s works appeared at the Frederick Harris Gallery during an exhibition last summer.


  • Mar 10
  • 2–4pm
  • Jean Pearce classroom
  • ¥4,000 (materials fee: 1,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Mar 2