Description: Boro is a Japanese term meaning something tattered or repaired which often refers to patched and pieced indigo-dyed work clothes. Now, channel that same boro aesthetic and recycle/reuse/repurpose mindset and apply it to paper. In this workshop, you'll be starting with handmade and other papers and incorporating a variety of textile techniques - folding, pleating, waxing, pressing, dyeing (with indigo, black walnut, and pigments), flattening, deconstructing, reconstructing, mark making, and stitching - to create new work. You'll leave with your own unique, complex, and contemporary quilt-like pieces inspired by a 400-year-old tradition.
Claudia Lee is a studio artist, designer, consultant, author, and instructor working in handmade paper. Her work has been published in more than thirty books, magazines, and journals and can be found in many private and corporate collections. She is a two-time recipient of a Master’s Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Craft and was also chosen to design and create the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. Matthew English is artist-in-residence at Liberty Paper. He primarily works with handmade papers, crafting artist books, journals, boxes, sculptural objects, decorative papers, and functional artist papers. He also designs hand-crafted tools for papermakers and book binders, and he collects natural materials and processes them into works of art and functional craft pieces.
# of Participants: 9-12
Experience Level: No experience necessary.
Supply List: None, but you are encouraged to bring papers of your own to add to the mix.
Additional Supply Fee: $40 payable to the instructor on the first day of the workshop for provided materials.
Student Scholarships: There is one student scholarship available for this workshop. Scholarship applications are due two weeks in advance of the workshop. Only deserving requests will be awarded; application does not ensure acceptance. Please note, there is a 9-hr volunteer commitment in exchange for the scholarship (3 hrs. per day of the workshop).
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