LIVE DEMO: Japanese Decorative Papers

with Yuka Petz
Wednesday, December 2; 4:30–6:30pm CST

Discover how to make two distinctive Japanese decorative papers to use in your books, seasonal cards, and decorations, or as unique artworks in and of themselves. We will learn about sekkazome, a dyeing method to make bright, kaleidoscopic patterns, and suminagashi, an ancient and contemplative method of marbling. Both techniques can be done at your dining table with minimal materials and equipment. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A and participants will receive detailed instructions to make their own decorative papers at home.

$35/participant
$15 for BIPOC participants
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate: For this live virtual demo, you are invited to ask questions via Zoom’s Chat feature or by unmuting yourself. Access to a camera is not necessary.

Please note: Registration closes 11/24 at midnight.