Kathryn Carr

Kathryn Carr
Bethel Park, PA
Storytelling, Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media
English
After School Program, Arts/Cultural Organizations, K-12 Schools, Library

I have focused my talents on the art of paper cutting since 2008.   I've turned my attention towards this art form because I was drawn to the bold imagery of the paper cut silhouette and the intriguing shadows they cast.  I am self taught in this discipline and I continue to experiment with new materials and styles. My whimsical designs begin by sketching an idea and giving it a sense of movement and playfulness.  I will then draw the image on the back of the paper that is to be cut.    Using a scissor or knife blade I'll carefully cut away the paper to reveal the image.

I truly enjoy teaching and working with the older adult population.  This is a group of people that inspire me to find new ways to create art lessons that challenge, provoke alternative processes and techniques, and that result in creative outcomes.   There is wonderful energy that develops over time within the span of the art classes.  This energy generates positive emotions, and excitement of accomplishment, and the joy of learning a new skill.