Art Encounter
Visit Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Current Art Encounter
The Art of Quilling
November 7 – December 23, 2017

Paper quilling is the art of rolling and pinching into different shapes long, thin strips of paper. The shapes are then arranged and glued together to form decorative art. The art pieces can be simple or complex, and the only limit is your imagination.

Quilling was popular during the Renaissance and French and Italian nuns used quilling to decorate books and religious items in Europe. Quilling became popular again in the 18th century as a “suitable” pastime for women of the aristocracy. Colonists brought the art of quilling to America. Quilled artwork can be found on furniture, frames, baskets and textiles.

Today quilling has found resurgence as a popular art form. Quilling is easy to learn, and only requires a few simple tools.

Notable Quilling artists: Yulia Brodskaya,Farah Al Fardh, and Erin Curet

Lansing Art Gallery’s Art Encounter: SEE | CONNECT | CREATE -runs concurrently with the monthly and bi-monthly exhibitions in the gallery and is offered during all gallery open hours. In the Art Encounter, families are encouraged to explore Lansing Art Gallery in a new capacity including a fun and interactive self-guided activity in the exhibition space and an art making experience in the Education Center. Special thanks to those who make this program possible! The pilot year of Art Encounter is funded in part by Capital Region Community Foundation, Mariel Foundation, the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation. Additional support for 2017 was provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through a New Leaders Grant.