Joomchi And Beyond
November 15, 2020 – November 21, 2020
In this workshop students will explore joomchi, a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. You will discover its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as learning the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted 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 wearable, unconventional body ornaments. Joomchi can also be used as 2D and 3D sculptural objects that are functional or fine art oriented. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
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 Rhode Island School of Design 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.