Folk Art School - Danish Papercut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

  • September 19, 2021
  • Online Class - Vesterheim Museum - Decorah, IA


In a series sponsored by the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Vesterheim: The Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School in Decorah, IA is offering online “FamilieTid (Family Time)” and “FamilieKlubb (Family Club)” programs introducing kids to Nordic folk art practices! Upcoming events in the series include a September 19 "FamilieTid: Paper Cutting" with celebrated Danish paper cutting artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, exploring the artwork of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen; the event is free, but registration is required.

More Information and Registration

And on September 17, Jarlstrøm will be joined by language instructor Evelyn Galstad for the "FamilieKlubb: Paper Cutting," where participants can watch paper-cutting demonstrations alongside instruction of Norwegian words and phrases. Registration for this event is $20, and the price covers the cost of a special folk-art class kit designed for two participants, which will be delivered by mail. Classes may sell out closer to the date; register now to reserve your spot!

Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen started out as a paper cut artist in 2004. Since then he has exhibited over 110 places in the U.S., Japan, and Denmark and has held numerous workshops in the same countries. He is 56 years old and lives in Odense in Denmark. Odense is where world-famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born. Andersen was also a very skilled paper cut artist several hundred years ago. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen seeks with his paper cuts to maintain and renew this old paper cut tradition.

Find out more about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen on his website.

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Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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