Thursday and Friday, February 16–17, 10am-4pm
“Joomchi” is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water and eager hands. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice, and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into a contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usages are diverse, and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, a new way of drawing, wearable, unconventional body ornament, or sculptural objects: 2-D & 3D, either functional or fine art oriented.
Level: All levels welcome – previous papermaking experience is helpful, but not required.
Registration extended to February 8, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.
Registration includes a $35 materials fee to cover the supplies provided in class, including 5 sheets of 100 percent Korean Mulberry Paper. In addition, students will need to gather/purchase additional supplies to bring to class. At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase these supplies. The list includes:
Jiyoung Chung is a Joomchi artist, painter and freelance writer who shows her works nationally and internationally. She has developed an innovative method for utilizing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi into contemporary art form. Jiyoung (B.F.A., Painting from RISD, and M.F.A., Print/Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art) has had numerous solo shows (31 times) in Korea, U.S.A., Australia, France, Finland, Romania, and UK. In 2010, she curated the International Korean/American Joomchi show for European Patchwork Meeting in France, later toured in Korea (2010/11/12/14/16) and in America (2012, 2015). She authored a how-to-do book titled Joomchi & Beyond. In 2012, she was awarded an “Award of Excellence” by American Craft Council/Baltimore show and Adrianna Farrelli Prize, ‘Excellence in Fiber Art’, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. In 2013, she received the Silver Prize at The 8th Cheonggju International Craft Competition, Korea. Her works are in the permanent collections of Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston and Museum of Art & Design, NY.