Jura artist Simone Découpe invited pupils to delve into her world of chimeras and paper cut-outs. After a meeting with the artist and a guided tour of her works in Besançon, the pupils discovered how to use paper cut-outs to create their own chimeras and then paint them in large format on one of the school’s interior walls.
Arts education project, supported by DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, le Collège Saint-Exupéry, Département du Doubs.
Simone Découpe is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1986 in Besançon. A graduate of the 8th class of ESNAM in Charleville-Mézières from 2008 to 2011, she helped set up the puppeteers’ collective Projet D, based in Mesnay. Since 2016, she has been developing her work as a visual artist, using cut-out paper, stencils and silkscreen printing. She will be exhibiting her paper lace creations at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris (2021) and at the Théâtre Mouffetard in Paris (2022).