Papercut Puppetry: Tell Stories with Light and Shadow

A course by Noe Arata , Papercut Artist

Papercut Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined May 2016

Learn to create a small papercut tableau and bring your stories to life through shadow play

100% positive reviews (96)
4070 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Learn to create a small papercut tableau and bring your stories to life through shadow play

    Want to retell your favorite tales with paper and light? Find out how with paper cutting artist Noe Arata. In her first course, Paper Cutting: Create Paper Scenes with Depth, she provides an introduction to this art form.

    In this online course, she teaches you how to craft a small shadow-puppet theater, from building the stage and making static and articulated figures to basic notions of lighting. By the end, you'll have the tools to put on a show with paper cut-outs and a light source.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    22 lessons & 28 downloads

    Materials
    16 minutes, 42 seconds
    Story and Scenes
    16 minutes, 21 seconds
    • 100% positive reviews (96)
    • 4070 students
    • 22 lessons (4h 47m)
    • 28 additional resources (9 files)
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    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish, English
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Beginner
    • Unlimited access forever

    What is this course's project?

    Create a small shadow-puppet theater with multiple characters and scenes using paper-cutting techniques.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    Illustration and design professionals, as well as anyone who wants to explore shadow play and paper cutting.

    Requirements and materials

    No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course. The basic materials you need are:

      ⦁ different types of paper
      ⦁ cutting tools
      ⦁ wooden dowels
      ⦁ glue
      ⦁ wire and pliers
      ⦁ a light source

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    Noe Arata

    A course by Noe Arata

    Teacher Plus
    Papercut Artist

    Buenos Aires-born Noe Arata inherited her grandmother's interest in crafts at a young age. She studied fashion design at the UBA (University of Buenos Aires) and Baking at the Escuela de Gato Dumas. At this time, paper cutting was merely a hobby, one that gradually grew into a passion and later, her full-time job. Her work is both inspired and characterized by all these experiences.
    She says she does what she does "because it's what my body wants" and it is this innate passion that has led her to carry out projects for L'Oréal, Lancôme, Kiehls, Isadora, Brother, Olfa, Rapsodia, Ver, Campari, Yagmour, Natura, Ohlala, Pesqueira, and more. She has also collaborated with event managers on events for MALBA, Cartier, and Calandra.


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • About Me
      • Influences
    • U2

      The materials and the story

      • Materials
      • The Game of Shadows in the World
      • Story and Scenes
    • U3

      Development of the Altarpiece and the Scenery

      • The Altarpiece: Molds and Structure 1
      • The Altarpiece: Molds and Structure 2
      • The Altarpiece: Screens and Guides 1
      • The Altarpiece: Screens and Guides 2
      • The Scenery: Molds and Composition Resources 1
      • The Scenery: Molds and Composition Resources 2
      • The Scenery: Complete Sheets With Mobile Element 1
      • The Scenery: Complete Sheets With Mobile Element 2
      • The Scenery: Complete Sheets With Mobile Element 3
      • The Scenery: Floating Elements 1
      • The Scenery: Floating Elements 2
    • U4

      Mobile Elements and Altarpiece in Action

      • The Light
      • Static Silhouette
      • Silhouette With Joints
      • Elements for Light Projection
      • Scenes in Action 1
      • Scenes in Action 2
    • FP

      Final project

      • Papercut Puppetry: Tell Stories with Light and Shadow

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    Papercut Puppetry: Tell Stories with Light and Shadow. Illustration, and Craft course by Noe Arata

    Papercut Puppetry: Tell Stories with Light and Shadow

    A course by Noe Arata
    Papercut Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Joined May 2016
    • 100% positive reviews (96)
    • 4070 students