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JASC Kiri-e Workshop - Rescheduled!

  • JASC Office Building/ First Baptist Church 1373 Grant Street (Miller Hall- downstairs) Denver, CO, 80203 United States (map)

This event will be rescheduled for a new date this fall. Stay tuned!


Join the JASC community in an afternoon learning about and practicing the traditional Japanese art of paper cutting. Kiri-e (切り絵) comes from the kanji characters for “cut” (kiri) and “picture” (e). Kiri-e involves cutting intricate forms from a single sheet of white or black paper and then contrasting it against a black or white background to reveal the design. The art of making pictures by cutting paper took root in Japan in the 7th century as an import from the Chinese mainland.

The artistic theme for this workshop is Faces of Kabuki. Using the white face and striking, expressive lines, this simple design gives a foundation for creative originality and endless possibilities for Kiri-e. Fuki will prepare several options for participants to choose from as their base and then let their creativity flow!

JASC member and artist Fuki Funakoshi will lead this workshop. Fuki is an illustrator and graphic designer and a native of Japan. Her career started in 1998 as an illustrator for magazines. Nowadays her creations are morphing into company logo designs, mural paintings, typography and much more. KIRIE is one of Fuki’s passioned hobbies, but also a good use for her mixed media skills. 

*This is a family-friendly event, so all ages are welcome. However, we will be using sharp tools, so anyone under age 12 should have/ bring adult supervision.

Most supplies will/ can be provided for by JASC. However, it is helpful if you can bring the following items:

  • old magazines (for cutting)

  • your own box cutter/ excto knife (available at places like Target, Walmart, Dollar Store, etc.)

Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the church (enter from Grant St.).

Please register below by May 16th at 4pm.

We look forward to seeing you and your creative masterpiece!