Class in Polish art of paper cutting to be offered in New Britain

Published on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:30
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Submitted by Dorena Wasik

In 2015, Polish American Foundation member Dorena Wasik visited an outdoor museum in Kadzidlo, Poland, and discovered the local folk art of paper cutting called Wycinanki.

“Prior to going to that museum, I did not realize Wycinanki was folk art from my grandfather’s area of Poland,” said Wasik. “I returned to the museum in 2016 and took part in a Wycinanki class. It was a lot of fun. I decided then that we needed to have a similar class in New Britain.”

On Saturday, May 20, the Polish American Foundation will be hosting a Wycinanki class. Susan Urban of West Springfield, Mass., will be teaching the class at the Pulaski Club at 10 a.m.

Urban studied Wycinanki at Copernicus University in Torun as part of a Kosciuszko Foundation exchange program. She will be teaching both the Kurpie and Lowicz styles of Wycinanki that day.

There is a $20 material fee and participants need to bring their own scissors. For more information, email Dorena Wasik at

Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:30. Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:32.