The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Paper Gone Wild” quilling class in April for students 8 to 80.
Led by award-winning quilling artist Kim Nickens, the class will meet on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition will be $30, with a $25 materials fee. The class is limited to 12 students.
Students will use quilling tools and paper to create delicate, intricate and unique artwork. The class will teach basic techniques and information on the history of the art form. Each student will leave with a completed project, card, ornament, or hairpiece.
The term “quilling” is thought to come from the origin of the art in which bird feathers or quills were used to coil strips of paper around. The art is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt or China. In later years, quilling was practiced throughout Europe as a leisure activity for the affluent.
Nickens is an award winning quilling artist from Portland with work represented by several venues, including The Real Mother Goose Gallery in downtown Portland, and Portland International Airport.
Interested persons can register for “Paper Gone Wild” using the “add to cart” button below. The deadline for registration will be Thursday, Apr. 20.