Paper Bojagi online workshop

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$ 115.00

June 27th, 2021 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Steph Rue
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: June 27th, 2021 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: June 27th, 2021 3:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a single-session online workshop.

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. 

During the class, the instructor will demonstrate how to apply paste to adhere paper scraps together, how to use an iron to quickly adhere and dry pieces together, and provide tips for how to design and construct a simple bojagi. The instructor will share examples of bojagi made of both paper and cloth. Students will receive a PDF handout with resources and detailed instructions on how to finish their bojagi with a border after the workshop. Though the kit will include enough papers to create a small bojagi, students are also encouraged to use their own paper scraps for experimentation.

Students will receive a kit that includes wheat starch and instructions for how to prepare paste, scraps of Japanese and Korean papers, and pieces of interfacing for ironing.

Materials to Bring: 

Cooked paste from the kit (please cook paste the night before the workshop and prepare the paste right before the workshop). To prepare the paste, students should have: 

  • tbsp measuring spoon
  • tiny whisk or chopstick
  • clean pyrex or microwave-safe cup or small bowl (ideally see-through)
  • microwave
  • mini spatula (like THIS)
  • small fine mesh strainer (like THIS)
  • small brush for mixing (ideally 1/2" but you can use whatever you have)
  • small container with lid (to store the paste)

For the class, students should bring:

  • small brush like this 
  • iron
  • ironing board (something like this is great because the board sits right next to the cutting mat, but any ironing board works)
  • self-healing cutting mat with gridlines
  • small square ruler (this one is ideal but this works or this triangle would work too)
  • scissors
  • awl
  • x-acto knife with extra blades
  • 18” ruler 
  • teflon or bone folder (optional)
  • tweezers (optional)
  • small glue stick (optional; alternative if student is not able to prepare wheat paste)

Workshop Fee (includes kit): $115

Date & Time: Sunday, June 27, 2021 :: 1-3:30pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a limited time.

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About the Instructor | Steph Rue

Steph Rue is an artist and papermaker, working primarily with 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 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 worldwide and are in numerous private and public collections. When she is not with her two young kids, she makes, dyes, prints, binds, weaves, and collages with paper out of her home studio in Sacramento. You can see Steph’s work at her website or on her Instagram @sjrue.

Past Student Reviews:

 “She is an exceptional ambassador of Korean book/paper expertise. She's a great teacher!”

“Teacher was excellent in how she demonstrated the process and in giving the handout as well as preparation of materials and tools to use.”

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

$ 115.00
Online via Zoom
United States