Color on Paper: Natural Dyes in the Japanese Tradition

  • Workshop

September 2, 2023 – September 3, 2023 with Tatiana Ginsberg

The Japanese tradition of kusakizome-gami, naturally dyed paper, extends back over a millennium. The luminous colors derived from plant materials are safe and pleasant to work with and harmonize well with natural fibers. This class covers the everything you need to know to dye finished sheets of paper that can be used in artist books, collage, and other applications, or perhaps become artworks in their own right. Participants will learn to: prepare dyestuffs from a number of types of plant materials; size and treat papers; dip, brush, and resist dye with simple shibori methods; and understand the effects of different mordants. Participants are encouraged to experiment with their own papers as well as the Japanese kozo provided.

Workshop costs € 200,00
Material costs will be announced.
Participants should bring: will be announced
Workshopsprache Englisch, nach Bedarf wird auf Deutsch übersetzt.

Saturday, September 2nd 2023 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, September 3rd 2023 9 am – 5 pm

Tatiana Ginsberg
MFA: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
Graduate Certificate in Book Studies: University of Iowa Center for the Book, 2003
BA (concentration in studio art and Asian studies): Sarah Lawrence College, 1994


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