Paper cutting is the art of paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles. One traditional distinction most styles share in common is that the designs are cut from a single sheet of paper as opposed to multiple adjoining sheets as in collage.
Chinese paper-cuts, as the name implies, is an art of cutting out patterns from paper with the help of a scissor or a knife. With a history dating back thousands of years, the art is characterised by intricate designs and the creative use of negative space. The cut-outs can be used to adorn walls, columns, mirrors, windows and doors. During the Chinese New Year, people attach festive cuttings on doors and windows in an attempt to favor prosperity in the coming year.
In conjunction with Chinese New Year Celebration, paper cutting competition is conducted among our students and 3 students from various levels emerged as the winners.
Congratulation to all winners!
Here are a few snippets of their work.