EVENTS

PAPER CUTTING: MASTER CLASS WITH ROSA LEFF¬

Rosa Leff, There Goes the Neighborhood, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

PAPER CUTTING: MASTER CLASS WITH ROSA LEFF

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 AM–2:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

ADULTS
One Session
Instructor: Rosa Leff

In this workshop, learn from More Than Shelter artist Rosa Leff how to transform a photograph of an urban scene into a high-impact paper cut with detail and depth. From discovering when and how to reverse the positive and negative of a photograph to identifying light and dark for emphasis or removal, this beginner-friendly class will teach you all the tools and tricks to create your own paper-cut cityscape!

Rosa Leff serves on the board of the Guild of American Papercutters and is a member of The Paper Artist Collective. She has exhibited her work throughout the Mid-Atlantic and in China. Leff cuts each of her works by hand with a knife from a single sheet of paper. She creates cityscapes from her own photos, taken near and far. Leff is best known for capturing thin tangles of power lines and intricate brickwork. The result is a modern, urban perspective on a traditional folk medium.

All materials provided. There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so please bring along a bagged lunch.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 AM–2:30 PM
Members $75; Nonmembers $100

EXHIBITION

More Than Shelter

MAIN GALLERY

The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

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