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Workshop on Korean paper

From: Valeria Kremser <boxturtlepress<-at->
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Special Joint Hanji Workshop: Korean Paper in Art and Conservation
with Aimee Lee and Minah Song

University of the Arts
333 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia
6th Floor, rm. 632
June 15-16, 2013
9 am - 4:30 pm

$300 (includes materials)

In an unprecedented event to raise awareness of hanji, Korean
handmade paper, artist Aimee Lee and conservator Minah Song will
combine their expertise to teach the use of hanji in both art and
conservation. With a history of over 1,500 years, papermaking in
Korea was once a celebrated craft, making calligraphy, painting,
printmaking, and bookmaking possible. Today, it is a valuable but
little-known material in conservation and an incredibly versatile
substrate for artists.

Ms. Lee will lead the first day of the workshop, introducing methods
of manipulating hanji and the raw materials that constitute it. This
includes the production of bark lace and thread, the process of
increasing flexibility and fusing separate sheets together with
joomchi techniques, making paper yarn, and an advanced jiseung
method of cording two strips of paper into a single rope.

Ms. Song will lead the second day with an overview of theoretical
and practical uses of hanji in conservation, including the
characteristics of hanji, its history, and comparisons with other
Asian papers. Participants will learn about different types of hanji
and their applications in paper conservation, as well as the
implications for a sheet of paper depending on each step of the
papermaking process. The final activity will consist of binding a
traditional Korean book in the seonjang technique, a side-stitched
binding common in East Asia but with variations unique to Korea.
This workshop is ideal for those who wish to gain a holistic view of
hanji through scholarly research combined with hands-on experience.

Hanji Workshop: A check will hold your spot. Please make it out to:
The Guild of Book Workers. Cancellation may be made by either party
up to one month in advance due to change in circumstances or
insufficient enrollment. Mail the check to:

    Alice Austin
    The Library Company
    1314 Locust Street
    Philadelphia PA 19107

Questions?  Email Jennifer Rosner <dvcgbw<-at->verizon<.>net>


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