Saturday, June 15th 10-1pm
Joomchi is a Korean technique for bonding layers of paper together using only water and eager hands. Kneading of Hanji (mulberry) papers bonds the fibers together in a process similar to felting. Joomchi produces strong, textured papers which can be artworks in themselves or used as substrates for other techniques such as drawing, painting stitching. In addition to collages and substrates, you can create sturdy sculptures and paper cords with this process.
Students will create one collaged joomchi paper in class and set up a second piece that can be completed at home. A slide presentation introduces joomchi works by a variety of artists. All materials are included.
About the instructor:
Karen Searle creates sculptures and objects in fiber and mixed media. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad. She has taught classes in the textile arts locally and nationally over the past 40 years and has published books on cultural craft traditions.