Introduction to Korean Papermaking

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 300.00

September 14th, 2018 2:00 PM

  • Instructor: Steph Rue
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: September 14th, 2018 2:00 PM
  • Workshop End: September 16th, 2018 12:30 PM
  • Sessions: 3

In this introductory hands-on workshop, students will learn how to make hanji, Korean handmade paper. Students will learn how to prepare the raw materials for Eastern papermaking including cleaning and beating fiber, preparing formation aid, and mixing up the slurry in the hanji vat. Students will then learn two different sheet formation techniques and take turns forming sheets at the vat. After pressing our freshly formed sheets overnight, we will part and dry our sheets the following morning. Eastern papermaking is a laborious and time-consuming process; prepare to work hard and get your feet (and hands) wet!

Materials to Bring: Clothes and shoes that are OK getting wet.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $300.00

Date & Time: *This workshop is 3 sessions: Friday, September 14, 2018 :: 2-5pm AND Saturday, September 15, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm AND Sunday, September 16, 2018 :: 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Steph Rue

Steph Rue is an artist working primarily with handmade paper and books as her medium. She is a 2015-2016 recipient of a Fulbright Arts Research Grant to South Korea, where she studied traditional Korean bookbinding, papermaking, and printing. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Her artist books and paper works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. You can see Steph’s work on her website (

Past Student Reviews:

“All around -- she knew her subject matter really well; great instructions; great listener and communicator!”

“Steph is a great teacher and experimenter, and shared with us a lot of knowledge from her time in Korea and Japan. She's very creative and does beautiful work. The other students added immeasurably to the experience. Everyone was supportive and engaged and we had a great time.”

“Steph is incredibly creative and inspiring.”

$ 300.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States
Workshop Fee
Workshop + Materials Fee $ 300.00
Workshop Details
Instructor Steph Rue
Instructor 2
Instructor 3
Workshop Extra
Workshop Type Arts
Workshop Status Closed
Sessions 3



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