Drawing with Scissors: Make your own ‘cut-out’ artwork!
For National Drawing Day this year on Saturday 21 May, 2022 CCA invites painter Hannah Casey-Brogan to design a drawing activity Drawing with Scissors: Make your own ‘cut-out’ artwork!
This activity is based on a recent cut-out artwork by Hannah Casey-Brogan currently on display as part of BLUE SMOKE at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast. Made from cut up paintings and drawings, heat burst is full of geographical references.
Hannah has produced pages of shapes that you can use to make your own 'cut-out'. You can download and print your own sheets at home. Click on the images below to open up downloadable files. You can also pick up sheets on Saturday 21 May from CCA. You can even use the designs as a rough guide for your own shapes!
Simply colour them in, cut them out, and arrange in any way you like! Henri Matisse is seen as the inventor of the medium, and he made the most famous cut-outs by ‘carving into colour’. Looking at the Matisse cut-outs is a great starting point for inspiration and shows the endless possibilities of this technique! Make sure to tag your creations @CCADLD and #nationaldrawingday
Hannah Casey-Brogan is an Irish Painter. She holds a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art (2007) in addition to two Masters degrees in Embroidery (2009) and Painting (2015) from the Belfast School of Art. Hannah has exhibited her work throughout the UK and Ireland, and has also shown internationally in Berlin, Paris, New York, Reykjavik and Kofu City, Japan. She has received awards from The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The British Council to travel on international residencies to countries including Iceland and Japan. In 2014 she received the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award and was nominated for New Sensation 2014 at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Every year, the Gallery—together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over the island of Ireland—encourages people to get drawing on National Drawing Day.
This year we invite you into the Gallery to take part in free drawing events, or visit one of our partner organisations around the island of Ireland. Follow the hashtag #NationalDrawingDay on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all the updates!
National Drawing Day is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.