Japanese Papermaking and Decoration

with Bridget O’Malley
Thursdays: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

Explore the tools and techniques of Japanese papermaking and decoration. Learn fiber preparation including cooking, cleaning and hand beating; sheet formation, pressing and drying techniques and a variety of surface decoration techniques including momigami, katazome, dyeing, and suminagashi. Finished papers can range from strong yet nearly translucent sheets to papers with decorative layers and inclusions, with sizes ranging from 5×7 inches to 5×7 feet! Wear clothing that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (i.e. rubber boots, garden clogs etc.).

Certificate: 15 hours, Category A; fulfills core papermaking requirement

$240 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee