Paper Cutting Silhouettes with Beatrice
  • Manhattan, New York, United States
  • 6 hours over 1 day

Paper Cutting Silhouettes with Beatrice

Learn to tell stories with blade and paper, by cutting away the parts that don’t belong. Explore the language of silhouette and the fascinating tension it creates between the simple and complex with master artist Beatrice in her Manhattan studio.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1300
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $120

Meet the Artist

Visual artist and illustrator Beatrice has been collecting and telling stories for the past thirty years. Her signature silhouette designs are displayed at major art institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, and her public art has transformed subways, schools, and airports. Her work embodies her way of life – imaginative, fluid, and unconventional. She left her native France early on to pursue a series of odd jobs all over the world, from Egypt and Mexico to China and the United States. She has called Manhattan home since 1985, when she reinvented herself as an artist after having been, among other things, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, and tour guide.

Beatrice’s life has been one of transformation – a series of curious adventures and experiences that have fueled and informed her approach to her art. She speaks many languages but is most captivated by the language of silhouette and “getting to the essential of things.” She loves to experiment with creating empty and full shapes that cast shadows, moving between two- and three-dimensional space to create immersive worlds. In addition to paper and Tyvek, she also creates works in stone, metal, rubber, stained glass, and digital media. A prolific artist, Beatrice is in constant pursuit of her creative instincts: “If you have an idea, don’t think twice – just do it.” Her fearlessness is her charm; it’s infectious.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Brainstorming concepts for your own original story.
  • Sketching and preparing the essential visual parts of your story.
  • Learning the fundamentals of paper-cutting.
  • Beginning the process of cutting out the composition to create an artist book, wearable, or papercut hanging.
  • Packing your papercut creation safely for transportation home.
  • Walk for inspiration in Central Park

Explore Manhattan, New York

New York City needs no introduction. There are endless museums and galleries to explore in the cultural capital of the world. The creative and curious are drawn to the city for its unique energy, resilience, and unparalleled diversity. And with Beatrice’s studio just steps away from Central Park, you can go for a wander and let nature’s colors, forms, and patterns plant new ideas in your head.

Additional Details

Beatrice speaks French, Spanish and some Mandarin. Her studio is wheelchair accessible, but is not suitable for young children.
Beatrice's Availability 1 day