Paper Voodoo: The Magic of Transforming Paper

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Paper Voodoo: The Magic of Transforming Paper

145.00

New Date! Saturday January 27, 2018 

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.

PART 1: The workshop will start off with a brief overview of Japanese paper (what makes it different from Western paper and various types of washi) and a lot of examples of items made using washi + konnyaku for inspiration.

PART 2: Learn how to prepare and use Konnyaku to make momigami (kneaded) paper, then create range of paper and textures and patterns set by the starch, and how to use konnyaku as sizing for various media, and as an adhesive for collage. During the workshop, participants will create a series of samples for reference and inspiration..

PART 3: Make a simple book with your momigami (or paper supplied). Based on a Hedi Kyle structure, this simple elegant structure employs the unique qualities of momigami crinkled paper. This is a single section sewn into a soft cover with rolled edges.

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS

DATE: SATURDAY January 27, 2018
TIME: 10:30-4:30pm - check-in at 10:00am
FEE:   $125 per person
MATERIALS FEE:  $20     
LOCATION: MIKI’S PAPER, 1801 Fourth St, Berkeley. Please note: classroom is on the second floor and is only accesible by stairs.
SKILL LEVEL:  For all levels
Please see additional details and refund policies on our website.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Cutting knife, cutting board, steel ruler, foam brushes, folding tool, scissors, awl.
We have a limited set of tools that you may share with other students, please request when you sign up
Optional: gloves, apron.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For this session, cancellation made at least 7 days prior are eligible for refund or store credit. Miki’s Paper may cancel a class if fewer than three students enroll. If a class is canceled, students will be contacted and refunded the full class fee. For adult classes we welcome mature, focused, and independent children who are accompanied by an adult to help as needed. Please note that classes are held on the second floor up a flight of stairs.
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