Paper Bojagi

$ 175.00

August 29th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Steph Rue
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 29th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 29th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Ever wonder what to do with your small paper scraps that you just can't throw away? In this class we will learn how to piece together paper scraps to create a patchwork of art. We will base our method and design on traditional Korean wrapping cloths called "bojagi." Patchwork bojagi was a traditional type of folk art using discarded cloth scraps. In this one-day class, students will learn how to prepare paste for adhering paper scraps together, how to use a tacking iron to quickly adhere and dry pieces together, along with how to finish their artwork with a traditional border. Hanji (Korean handmade paper) scraps will be provided for students to make at least one finished bojagi. Students are welcome to bring their own paper scraps for experimentation, and will also have the option of purchasing additional hanji for future projects.  

Materials to Bring: Optional: assorted thin paper scraps for experimentation (Asian papers preferred)

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, scissors, awl, ruler/straight edge, bone folder.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $175.00

Date & Time: Saturday, August 29, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

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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:

“Steph is incredibly creative and inspiring.”

“I really enjoyed seeing how different everyone’s work was, even though we all started in the same place.”

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