Paper Cutting Illustration: Create Extraordinary Books

A course by Paz Tamburrini , Illustrator

Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined August 2013

Push the boundaries of traditional books by creating a story illustrated in 3D

  • English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (193)
  • 3950 students

Push the boundaries of traditional books by creating a story illustrated in 3D

A course by Paz Tamburrini

The very layout of a book can be a tool of creative exploration. The works of illustrator Paz Tamburrini, who specializes in using paper to transform the framework of the book into a narrative tool, have been published all around the world in editorials such as Edelvives, La brujita de papel, and Gerbera. In this course, learn how to make a carousel book: 3D paper compositions that transport the reader to another world.

Step out of traditional book formats and explore the creation of books through paper cutting techniques. Tell a 3D illustrated story with some simple cuts and folds to different types of paper.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 21 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (193)
  • 3950 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 23m)
  • 21 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create two variations of a carousel book that allow you to tell an illustrated story using paper cutting.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All professional illustrators and visual artists as well as anyone passionate about craft or the world of paper.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary, but some basic notions of drawing and illustration will help.

In terms of materials, you need paper of varying grammage, a pencil, scissors, a craft knife, a cutting mat, a cutter, tracing paper, colored pencils, chalk, a compass, a square, card, and a few other items that your teacher will explain in more detail throughout the course.


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Paz Tamburrini

A course by Paz Tamburrini

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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paz Tamburrini is a professional visual artist, engraver, and illustrator who specializes in creating books using paper cutting. Her work has been published around the world in editorials such as Edelvives, La brujita de papel, Gerbera and Milrazones.

She studied a Master's in books and children's literature at the UAB and is just as fascinated by the theory of books as she is by the practical side of their creation. Her passion for turning the book itself into a narrative element led her to learn various paper engineering techniques which she uses to create pieces that awaken the curiosity of many different audiences.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materiality of the Book

    • Materiality of the Book
    • Materials
    • Introduction to the Technique of Cutwork on Paper 1
    • Introduction to the Technique of Cutwork on Paper 2
  • U3

    Explore the Materiality of the Book

    • Harlequin Characters and Fanzine 1
    • Harlequin Characters and Fanzine 2
    • Environment or Scenery Elements 1
    • Environment or Scenery Elements 2
    • Combine Environment with Characters
    • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • U4

    Modular Carousel Book

    • Modular Carousel
    • Illustrate the Carousel
    • Let's Cut 1
    • Let's Cut 2
    • A Ride in a Carousel
  • U5

    Accordion Carousel Book

    • Pull-Out Carousel
    • Illustrate the drop-down carousel
    • Let's Pierce and Assamble the Carousel 1
    • Let's Pierce and Assamble the Carousel 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Paper Cutting Illustration: Create Extraordinary Books

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Paper Cutting Illustration: Create Extraordinary Books. Illustration, and Craft course by Paz Tamburrini

Paper Cutting Illustration: Create Extraordinary Books

A course by Paz Tamburrini
Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined August 2013
  • 99% positive reviews (193)
  • 3950 students