Paper Bojagi

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August 27th, 2023 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Steph Rue
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $195

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

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 is a traditional type of Korean textile 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.  

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

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

Date & Time: Sunday, August 27, 2023 :: 10am-4pm

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

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Steph Rue (she/her)

Steph Rue is an artist working primarily with handmade paper and books as her medium. She received her MFA degree from the University of Iowa Center for the Book and BA degree from Stanford University. She is a 2015-2016 recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant to South Korea, where she studied traditional Korean bookbinding, papermaking, and printing. Her artist books and paper works are held in a number of public and private collections, including Yale University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Steph is a co-founder of the Korean American Artist Collective and a member of the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective. She is also a co-founder of Hanji Edition, a publisher of fine art and print works with/on hanji. Steph teaches workshops and classes on papermaking, bookmaking, and related arts, with an emphasis on East Asian techniques. Her current project, supported by an NEA grant through the City of Sacramento, is to collect stories of immigration from Asian communities through the study of papermaking and natural dyes. Steph lives and works out of her home studio in Sacramento, CA. 

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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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States