In conjunction with The Japanese Paper Place’s Living with Washi: Japanese Paper Inspiring Daily Life we will be running a series of Washi inspired workshops through the month of June!
Paper Covered Lamps
Tuesday June 7th, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm
The Japanese decorative papers that we are famous for are transformed by light. Subtle textures and under layed colours are revealed when they are illuminated. Each participant will receive a glass lamp to cover and access to a variety of fine Japanese decorative papers and tissues. Explore the possibilities of illuminated collage work while learning the technique of adhering paper to glass.
Papercut for Home Décor
Tuesday June 14th, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for an evening as we take the mystery out of paper cutting. Learn to draw and pull 3-dimensional forms out of paper with a craft knife. You will be inspired to create forms for use in all kinds of home décor
Tuesday June 21st, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm
Dive into our secret stash of off-cuts to create unique jewelry pieces out of Japanese Chiyogami paper. You will have fun experimenting with glass mounted paper pendants, paper covered wooden bangles, broaches, and lacquered origami pieces.
Tuesday June 28th, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm
Best known in Japan as a food, konnyaku – or Devil’s Tongue Root starch – has also been used for centuries to make kamiko (paper clothing). Applied to washi paper and worked in by hand, this starch allows you to add wonderful textures, strength and durability. Papers treated with konnyaku can be used to make momigami for use in book covers and other projects where tough paper is needed. They are also suitable for stitching and dyeing. In this workshop you will learn the preparation of konnyaku, techniques for applying starch to a variety of papers, as well as be inspired by examples of what creative projects become possible with momigami.
Don’t forget, there’s still room left in our spring workshops, hurry to sign up before they go!