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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 6 - 7 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-BOOK-2131 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $25


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops
The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops, but each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Box Making
BOOK-2131
Participants construct boxes featuring unique, traditional closures and covers made from beautifully patterned imported Japanese papers. These boxes may be constructed to fit papers and books created in the other workshops.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-BOOK-2163 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $20


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops

The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops. However, each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Papermaking
BOOK-2163
Working with Asian fibers such as kozo and gampi, participants learn traditional papermaking methods to create thin, translucent sheets of paper. Flowers, grasses and fibers, or more unusual objects such as silk threads, photos, fragments of text and seed pods, may be layered between these sheets. Participants leave class with a variety of handmade papers.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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