East Asian Book & Papermaking Intensive

$ 465.00

September 6th, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Steph Rue
  • Instructor 2: Michelle Wilson
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: September 6th, 2019 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: September 14th, 2019 1:30 PM
  • Sessions: 4

In this intensive workshop, students will learn how to make hanji (Korean handmade paper) and washi (Japanese 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 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, and then experiment with surface design techniques such as felting (momigami/joomchi) and dyeing with persimmon juice (kakishibu). The following week, after the paper has dried, we will use our sheets to bind Asian side-stitch books. 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 and appropriate to the weather (we will mostly be outside).

Optional and available for student use during workshop: awl, utility knife, bone folder, metal ruler, scissors.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $465.00

Dates & Times: Friday, September 6, 2019 :: 1-5pm;
Saturday, September 7, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm;
Sunday, September 8, 2019 :: 9:30am-1:30pm;
Saturday, September 14, 2019 :: 9:30am-1:30pm

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 Instructors:

Steph Rue
Steph Rue is an artist working primarily with handmade paper and books as her medium. She is a 2018-2019 recipient of a Parent Artist Residency Award from Kala Art Institute and a 2015-2016 recipient of a Fulbright Arts Research Grant to South Korea, where she studied traditional Korean bookbinding, papermaking, and printing. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book and a BA from Stanford University. Her artist books and paper works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. You can see Steph’s work on her website (www.stephrue.com).

Michelle Wilson
MICHELLE WILSON is a papermaker, printmaker, book, installation, and social practice artist. Her practice includes frequent collaborations with other artists, in particular her ongoing projects Book Bombs (with Mary Tasillo) and the Rhinoceros Project (with Anne Beck). She has been making paper and books since 2002. Wilson has an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts, and a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She has taught classes at Magnolia Editions, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Print Center, the Kala Art Institute, and currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University.

Past Student Reviews:

“She kept an eye on what we were doing and would make suggestions as to ways to solve any problems we were having.”

“Lots of hands on work time, and we get to actually make all the papers.”

“I love the interactive nature of making the paper!”

“Steph balances traditional techniques with her own perspective derived from her practice, and clearly communicates the difference between the two. She is an exceptional ambassador of Korean book/paper expertise. She's a great teacher!”

“This was a wonderful class from start to finish. Steph is a great teacher and the class was well-paced and well organized.”

“This is my third class with Steph, so obviously, I really love her! She's super creative and also a great teacher. I always learn a lot from her.”

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