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Family Folk: Papercutting

December 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Family Program

Join us for our very first installment of our new Family Folk series that explores some of the rich folk traditions of the Jewish immigrants who created new lives on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s. On tap for our inaugural program? An introduction to the intricately beautiful folk art of Jewish papercutting. At this interactive family program, papercutting artist Rachel Asarnow will lead a workshop on this centuries-old craft that draws on her intricate pieces – but is tailored for beginners. Children will learn about the history of papercutting and make their own paper-cut rosettes and more.

Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions.

Rachel Asarnow is an artist, teacher of all ages, and an organic gardener. She studied painting as an undergraduate at Brandeis University. Rachel was a recipient of a Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts giving her the opportunity to study traditional Jewish papercut art with the artist Deborah Ugoretz. Her work is displayed along with other Jewish papercut artists at the Stanton Street Shul through November 23, 2019. Her work also appears in Windows of Understanding: We See Through Hate in New Brunswick, NJ.

$15 for adults

$10 for children, students and seniors

Space is limited; reservations required


December 8, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Museum At Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10012 United States


Museum at Eldridge Street