Joomchi and Beyond
July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018
In this workshop students explore joomchi, a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. You will explore its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as learn the hands-on techniques and adaptations into a contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong and painterly textured surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usage is diverse and can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new ways of drawing, or for wearables. Joomchi can also be used as 2-D and 3-D sculptural objects that are functional or fine art-oriented. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Jiyoung Chung is an artist, freelance writer and independent curator who has developed the innovative method of Joomchi into a contemporary art form. She received a BFA in Painting from RISD and her MFA in Print/Media from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2010, she curated the International Korean/American Joomchi show for European Patchwork Meeting in France. Chung has authored a how-to book titled “Joomchi & Beyond.”
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.