HANDS-ON HOUSTON: PAPEL PICADO

Time
Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St., Houston, Texas, 77002 (Map)

Join HCCC and current resident artist Guadalupe Hernandez to learn how to make a papel picado banner!

Papel picado, or “perforated paper,” is a traditional Mexican decorative craft made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. Experiment with various folds to create scalloped edges and mirror image designs. Complete your five cut panels and attach them to a string to form a banner that can be hung for your next celebration! What will your papel picado celebrate?

Note: This activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The event is subject to change or cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.