with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, November 20; 10am–4pm CT

Suminagashi is a 12th century Japanese art form and precursor to modern marbling. In this in-person (hooray!) intensive, participants learn the basics of this centuries-old monoprint technique, including the tools and materials it requires and the ideology shaping suminagashi. Participants will develop a suite of patterns on paper and fabric using the natural forces of wind and vibration, and will learn how to use a “frisk” (a type of resist used to prevent ink from going into certain areas). Paper is provided; however, participants may bring natural cotton or silk fabrics to experiment.

All levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 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.

Please note: Registration closes 11/11 at midnight (CT).