Lecture and Workshop For Children on Paper Filigree. 27 April 2013. Photo report.April 27, 2013, 06:00
Today, April 27th, the regularly scheduled lecture was held at the Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Arts named for Aitiev. This time, the children were acquainted with the art of quilling (paper filigree). Quilling. Paper Filigree. Quilling, paper twirling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of spinning long, narrow strands of paper into spirals and thereby altering their shape and form for use in three-dimensional and two-dimensional compositions. In the 15th century, quilling was wide spread in Europe and considered an art form, but in the 20th century, it was unjustly forgotten. Only near the end of the 20th century did this form of handicrafts receive new life from eastern techniques and for papermaking and working with paper. From narrow paper ribbons, skilled hands create elegant, filigreed three-dimensional compositions – flowers, bouquets, animal figures, and lace-like works of art. Papercraft demands a minimum in spending and instruments. Even a newcomer to quilling can get a beautiful result. Quilling teaches precision, develops artistic skills as well as coordination and fine motor skills, meaning this activity is useful for the whole family.