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The Fantastic Art of Paper Cutting

Joining remotely from Denmark, paper artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen will lead participants through their own hand paper cutting project.

Members: $30 per person (use promo code when checking out. Code was emailed.)

Nonmembers: $40 per person

Workshop will held at the Museum located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang.

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More About the Workshop from the Artist

Paper cutting artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen has had several paper cut workshops in Denmark, Japan, and the US. The paper-cut universe of Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is inhabited by beings who have previously been confined inside the paper. At that time the beings were weighed down by their own and ambient limitations.

I can sense that the beings are in the paper, but at that time they are sad. They are unresolved and have something in their life that plagues them. After some help from the scissors, they are all cut free from the paper and travel around happily in our diverse world,” says Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, who further explains that this is why all his paper cut beings smile and look so happy.

In this online workshop, the participants can experience the very best of cutting paper – namely the moment when the paper is unfolded and the magic occurs – that is when the happy paper cut beings emerge. Participants will also be exploring the paper cut artwork of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, and hear about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen’s own journey to becoming a paper cutting artist.


Students should supply their own materials so they can cut along with Torben:

  • Sharp pair of scissors.
  • Paper will be supplied by the Everhøj Museum of History and Art.

Skill Level

Ages 12 and up. Beginner level and beyond.

Meet your instructor, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen
Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen started as a paper cut artist in 2004. Since then, he has exhibited over 110 places in the U.S., Japan, and Denmark and has held numerous workshops in the same countries.

Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is 58 years old and lives in Odense, Denmark, which is the town where the world-famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born. Besides writing fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was also a very skilled paper cut artist. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen seeks with his paper cuts to maintain and renew this old paper cut tradition, which Hans Christian Andersen was an exponent of almost 200 years ago.

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