Introduction to Japanese Style Papermaking

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$ 155.00

February 4th, 2020 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Michelle Wilson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: February 4th, 2020 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: February 5th, 2020 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the process of making Japanese paper. Japanese paper, often incorrectly referred to as rice paper, is known for its great strength while appearing delicate and gossamer-thin. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of preparing their own fiber, hand beating, and forming sheets in the traditional nagashizuki method. Students will take home wet sheets to dry at home with instructions.  

Materials to Bring: Papermaking is a wet process so please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $155.00

Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4 & 5, 2020 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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

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About the Instructor | 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:

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

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

“Michelle was great! It felt like a really safe space to try papermaking for the first time so I absolutely loved it.”

“The instructor was well-organized and fun. She has a great deal of expertise and was able to bring in special materials (dyes for the pulp) when a student asked about them. I liked how she arranged the class so we could follow her techniques to do the project on our own.” 

$ 155.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States