Dive into the wonderful world of paper cut out and collage through this weekend workshop with paper enthusiast and local artist Alisa Tanaka-King.

Over 2 days, learn how to delicately cut and manoeuvre paper into stunning, detailed images for greeting cards, to hang in windows, or frame as art work. Explore the limitless possibility of collage creation, and perfect your fine cutting skills.

A relaxed and fun environment, this weekend of craft exploration includes morning tea and shared lunch.

Please note this workshop requires use of sharp utensils.

Classes run June 17th & 18th 10:30am – 3:30pm

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Class Schedule

This a weekend workshop running from 10:30am-3:30pm on Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th.

What you will learn
  • Make detailed paper cut outs for decorations, artwork and cards
  • Develop skills using scissors and blades to cut and create intricate designs
  • Use cut out images to make fun and interesting collages
What you will get
  • Tuition under an excellent and experienced teacher and practising artist
  • Materials included in the course tuition
  • A relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
  • A delicious shared morning tea and lunch
  • Take home your amazing paper cut out creations at the end of the session

What to bring
  • Just yourself and an open mind - leave all self-doubt at the door!
What to wear

Casual (it may get messy!)

Appropriate for

Adults interested in exploring art and paper crafts


Alisa Tanaka-King

Vendor sincce 2016

Alisa Tanaka-King is a Melbourne based artist, with a practice which focuses on sustainability and the handmade. Her work is often non-traditional in form, combining installation and the drawn line with live performance.

Alisa is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (printmaking) and Graduate Diploma of Performance Creation (animateuring). Since 2009, Alisa has been represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, while exhibiting across Melbourne at various galleries and events. 

In 2012, Alisa returned to study to explore marrying her two loves - live performance and visual art.

Since then, she has continued to investigate and experiment with this unique practice. While her work is non-traditional, she draws on traditional techniques to inform how she creates her work and the materials she uses.

In 2014, Alisa spent time in Japan at the Awagami Traditional Papermaking Factory as part of their visitng artists program. Here she was taught the traditional techniques used in Japanese paper making. Alisa's Japanese heritage underpins her work, and is a constant reference when she is making.

 In October 2014, Alisa was invited to be an artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland where she spent one month in the forests of the Lake Regions with ten other international artists.

During this time, the importance of environment, consumerism in arts practices and sustainability became crucial considerations to how she made work. Interested in creating immersive experiences for audiences, Alisa's work has since taken the form of large-scale installations, growing and forming around an audience.

IIn 2016, Alisa has been privileged to travel to Japan and Europe, connecting with artists, festivals and events supported by the Australia Council Artstart grant. 

Aside from her solo practice, Alisa coordinates the Community Arts Program at Ballarat Community Health in Victoria. Here Alisa runs art and drama workshops, education programs, creative support groups, and the Lucas Community Gallery & Arts Space.

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