Snowflake Workshops

With Artist, Mary Gaynier

December 1st – 11am-4pm &

December 2nd – 1-4pm


Taught by Artist, Mary Gaynier, create your own Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) snowflakes and take them home to decorate for the holidays. Scherenschnitte is a traditional German art form where paper is cut with scissors into intricate, delicate folk art designs.

Originally from LaSalle, Michigan, Mary Gaynier received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Toledo in 1989. She currently works and resides in Toledo, Ohio. In 2001, her simple beginning of cutting paper snowflakes for holiday decorations turned into an obsession. Her love of Scherrenschnitte, or paper cutting, compels her to create intricate patterns using an X-Acto knife.

She has won various awards and attended national and international exhibitions for her work. The enjoyment from viewers and the unexpected surprise element in her artwork keeps Mary anticipating her next design.

Cool Gift Idea - Snowflakes2GO!
Become a snowflake cutting pro and purchase all 12 of Mary’s Imagination Station templates in Science2GO!.  Each snowflake was designed to replicate one of our iconic exhibits or demonstrations. There’s fun for the whole family inside each packet!



Holiday Hours: Open regular hours, besides days noted below.

We will be closed on Mondays, and the following days for the holidays:

Monday, December 24 – Closed Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25 – Closed Christmas Day
Monday, December 31 – Closed
Tuesday, January 1 – Closed New Years Day
The week between Christmas and New Years is often a time when families are looking for something fun to do together. Why not make it educational too! Imagination Station offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

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