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Joomchi And Beyond

November 7 - 12, 2021

Jiyoung Chung  ·  artxchange.org/artist/jiyoung-chung

Workshop at a glance

Joomchi is the unique Korean traditional way of making textured and painterly handmade paper just by using eager hands and water.


  • Traditional and Contemporary method of making joomchi
  • Explore surface design in hand made paper


  • Mulberry paper
  • Dyes and surface embellishments


  • History, practice and role of joomchi in paper making
  • Handmade joomchi paper objects and samples

Artist Bio

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.
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Workshop Description

Students will explore joomchi, a unique traditional method of making textured paper using water. Joomchi creates strong and painterly textured surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji, a Korean mulberry paper. 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. 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 2-D and 3-D sculptural objects that are functional or fine art oriented. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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