The Art of Quilling - Virtual event with DIY kit
Jezuba is pleased to offer a class with paper quilling artist Nikitha Yelchuru of Paper Sweetly. Proceeds will directly support Jezuba’s initiative to fund Solar LED Lamps for school children in off-grid rural Myanmar.
Learn how to make stunning artwork with your very own DIY kit and class! Registration includes one class with Professional Nikitha Yelchuru, as well as your own DIY materials kit (shipping included).
In the class you will learn basic quilling shapes along with elegant greeting card designs. Your finished product will be perfect for a holiday card, a sweet note to a loved one, or as a thank you to an essential worker in your life!
The DIY kit contains everything you will need to start making your own quilling creations:
Slotted Quilling Tool
Precision Glue Pen
Fine Tip Scissors
2 Blank Greeting Cards
Class requires a maximum of five registrations and a minimum of three registrations to run.
The Zoom ID for the event will be emailed to you with the purchase. One registration may include more than one person participating at a time as long as they are all on the same screen. (Additional Quilling DIY kits can be purchased at https://www.jezuba.org/shop.html).
Interested in follow up classes or another session with Nikitha Yelchuru?
More about the Artist:
Nikitha Yelchuru is San Jose-based artist who crafts jewelry and sculptural objects through a unique technique called quilling—rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper into decorative designs. Each of her works begins as an observational sketch, inspired by her everyday life and the natural world. Using these sketches as a jumping off point, she quills paper objects by making intuitive associations and finding formal parallels. Her delicate hand-made pieces bear witness to her commitment to excellent craftsmanship.
Yelchuru fell in love with the ancient art of quilling in 2012. She began by designing jewelry solely for herself. However, her friends and family were quick to notice her talent, and she started receiving commissions for custom-made pieces. When she realized the magnitude of the demand for her work, she decided to quill earrings, necklaces, wall-art and sculptural objects full time. Since 2016, the artist has crafted custom-made pieces on commissions under the name Paper Sweetly.
Yelchuru’s background in engineering, coupled with her artistic sensibility, give her a keen eye for the geometer of nature. She notices the underlying structure of everything from the chambered nautilus shell to the articulated shape of a hummingbird's outstretched wings. She uses the character, shape, and color she sees to articulate the poetic meaning in everyday life and translate positive energy into spontaneously constructed forms. She continually hones her skills and creates new designs inspired by the world around her.
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