Paper Cut Portraits
Instructor: Janelle Washington

Virtual Workshop
Tuesday August 31, 2021
5 to 8:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom.
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 10

Learn beginning paper cutting techniques to create your own paper portrait. You'll need a clearly printed photo that will be traced and then cut. You'll love the result!


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $75, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $75 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection plus the supplies and materials listed in this web document:


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (


Janelle Washington is a self-taught paper cut artist from Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Fashion Design and afterwards found interest in paper cutting. Her artwork explores history, identity, and beauty in Black culture. Her paper cuts have been exhibited in Oprah's O Magazine, the National Institute for Health, and she has permanent silhouettes in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is also a member of The Guild of American Papercutters.