Li Wang learned paper-cutting from his grandmother as a child and has become so adept at it that he can cut out many traditional Chinese designs without a pattern. He showed off his freehand technique, which you can watch in this video on MyVeronaNJ.com’s YouTube site.
Wang, a graduate student and paper-cutting instructor at China’s Minzu University, then gave the VHS students two paper patterns to develop their own paper-cutting skills. The craft is far harder than it looks at first glance, especially without the super-sharp scissors that Wang uses.
Wang’s visit was arranged by Jia-Pei (Betty) Hou and Terry Sherman, respectively the Mandarin and art instructors at VHS.