P A P E R V O O D O O :
THE MAGIC OF TRANSFORMING PAPER
"Konnyaku" is the powdered root of a perennial plant in Japan known by any of several names, including, voodoo lily, snake palm, elephant yam, and, devil’s tongue. In this workshop we’ll be using konnyaku to strengthen and soften Japanese washi / paper for use as cloth, collage, sculpture and interesting book forms.
Artist Linda Marshall of WashiArts is our guest instructor.
JAPANESE PAPER COLLAGE
The Japanese method of collage’ involves tearing or cutting Japanese papers and the resulting picture looks very much like a watercolor painting.
Guest artist Guitta Corey has developed her own unique approach to collage’ art and will talk about how to select and use a variety of Japanese papers to create the effects of painting with papers.