Japanese Papermaking

with Bridget O’Malley
Saturday, January 29; 10am–5pm CT

Explore the tools and techniques of Japanese papermaking in this in-person workshop. Learn fiber preparation including cooking, cleaning and hand beating, sheet formation, pressing, and drying techniques. Finished papers can range from strong yet nearly translucent sheets to papers with sizes ranging from 5 x 7 inches to 5 x 7 feet! Wear clothing that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (i.e. rubber boots, garden clogs etc.).

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 7 hours, Category A or B; fulfills the Core papermaking requirement

$140/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee
$70 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee
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.

All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated and to wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios and the Open Book building. By registering for an in-person program, you agree to these terms. See our COVID protocols for more information.

This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.