Papel Picado – Art of Punched Paper

Humber College Student Welcome and Resource Centre - Lakeshore Campus

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr

Toronto, ON

Adult

Craft

History & heritage

Intercultural

Kids

This Mexican folk art has been used since the 19th Century. The tradition originates from the practice of making Amatl (Kind of tree bark textile) by the Aztecs. The designs are commonly cut from colored tissue paper using a guide or template, a small mallet, and chisels, creating as many as fifty banners at a time. Papel picado (meaning punched paper) can also be made by folding tissue paper and using small, sharp scissors. Papel Picado, also known as banderitas, are popular at parties and family gatherings as decorations, Easter and offerings for the Day of the Dead. Age – 5 years and older Parent supervision is needed for this workshop since participant will be using scissors or a cutter. Parents are encouraged to help their children with cutting.

This event is free.

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Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Organized by

Humber College/Lakeshore Arts/Assembly Hall/Mimico by the Lake BIA

The Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days Festival is co-produced by Lakeshore Arts and Humber College with supporting partners: City of Toronto’s Assembly Hall, and Mimico by the Lake BIA. The weekend features free, hands-on, interactive activities that give participants a “behind-the-scenes” look into the arts and cultural base of the local community.

This event is part of a hub:

Etobicoke Lakeshore

Organized by Humber College/ Lakeshore Arts/ The Assembly Hall/ Mimico by the Lake BIA

Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days aims to provide a close-to-home celebration of art and culture. On Saturday 28 - Sunday 29, September 2019, we will be offering various free, inclusive and family-friendly activities. This Etobicoke Lakesh...

Location

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr

Toronto, ON

Event Contact

Nivedita Bhalla

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.