Asia Society Texas Center

Art Workshop: Persian and Japanese Papercutting

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 – Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Papercutting collage - WEB

In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Left: Possibly by Muhammad Baqir, Blue Iris, Iran, 18th-19th century, opaque watercolor and ink on paper, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Papercutting, or the art of paper design, has flourished around the world for hundreds of years, with each culture developing its own unique approach to this distinct art form.

Asia Society Texas Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston present an art workshop that focuses on the aesthetics of Persia and Japan. Participants will learn about the history and different styles of Persian and Japanese papercutting artwork, particularly the use of images and themes of gardens and nature, as relates to the Ayomi Yoshida installation at Asia Society and the exhibition Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. They will then create their own piece using Persian and Japanese inspirations demonstrated by teaching artist Vehista Kaikobad.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • $25 Members (ASTC or MFAH), $30 Nonmembers

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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