Papercut Lightbox Workshop

September 10, 2023
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ticket price – £65.00
Painshill Member – £60.00


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A papercut lightbox is a magical way of creating a three- dimensional piece of art, using light to enhance the hand-cut layers which casts beautiful shadows, giving a subtle depth to the piece.

In the 3.5 hour workshop, you will be taught the basics of paper cutting, including how to use a scalpel safely and the principles behind making a lightbox. A wide-range of templates are available to chose from to create and build your own multi-layer A5 lightbox. All the equipment you need is included and no previous experience of drawing or papercutting is needed.

Led by Dawn Thornhill
Dawn is a Surrey-based artist who creates original, one-off papercut-lightboxes which have been commissioned internationally. She has most recently received local recognition in being nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year in 2021 and 2022, receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ in Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Art and Photography Exhibition 2022 and recognised with a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Artists For Painted Dogs International Open Call exhibition. She also took part in “Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas” in December 2022. She supports several wildlife charities through the sale of her pieces, and is passionate about African wildlife conservation, particularly that of Rhinos and African Wild Dogs.

The workshop will take place indoors at the Painshill Visitor Centre.


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Organised in aid of Painshill Park Trust Limited, registered charity in England and Wales (284944). We rely on fundraising to preserve and maintain Painshill for future generations so your support is very important to us.


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