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Passionate Paper Portfolio in Felted Paper
Celebrating Texture, Pattern and Color in
2 & 3 Dimensional Paper Collage
This is an introductory to advanced course in the ancient Korean technique of joomchi or felted paper. In this context the word 'felted' means that this method of fusing papers uses some of the same hand tools and styles of manipulation that one can use in making felt from wool fiber. In both cases, the main tools are the hands and water. Having studied papermaking for several years and traveled extensively in Asia I will also talk about the uses of paper in traditional rural societies in Korea and Japan.
The full two days will include a history of hand paper making using long fiber papers especially mulberry fiber as it is still practiced around the world. We'll build collages without glue or other adhesives relying instead on the natural process of papermaking. Once we've worked our paper by rolling and by hand we can shape the papers into a 3 dimensional form or cast the assembled layers into strong, stiff shapes. We'll explore the options for final texture from a soft, fabric like finished product to a stiff, highly crumpled sheet. Color in your composition will come via the dyes in the long fiber papers you use or in surface design at any stage of the process ...as always color and pattern can be an important or subtle element in your composition.
The class minimum is 4 students. If only 3 students register we will shift the class to my studio only 5 miles or so from Langley. Class hours are 9:00 to 4:30 unless a student is driving into class the same morning in which case we will push class start a half hour later to 9:30. . If class is being held at Create Space Langley, you are encouraged to pick up lunch from one of the restaurants or groceries on island. If the class is held in my studio I will provide a simple lunch since it's too far to drive to a restaurant quickly.
The cost is $250 plus a $30 supply fee which includes all the paper you will need for the course but you are welcome to bring any paper to try.
The entire amount of $280 is due by Thursday, June 13th. If you cancel after that point, you will receive your fee minus a cancellation charge of $100. If I cancel after I have received your fees you will receive a full refund.
There is a supply list which I will send you when you let me know of your interest. Most of the items are things you will probably already have. If you are traveling by air let me know if I can help with any supply items to difficult to pack.
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