Friday, December 16, 2016

Paper Quilling

Fifth and sixth graders are learning about paper quilling.

Paper Quilling otherwise known as paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.During the RenaissanceFrench and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. (from Wikipedia)

We looked at several examples of paper quilling, including artwork by two artist, Yulia Brodskaya and Sena Runa.
Sena Runa
Yulia Brodskaya

A photo posted by Nora (@artclass_allday) on


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