Kiranada Benjamin, Guest Teaching Artist
5 days • Tuesday, August 15 – Saturday, August 19, 2023
10 am – 4 pm, daily
Nonmembers: $820, Members: $738
EARLY BIRD RATE: $720
($164/day for nonmembers, $147.60/day for members, and $144/day for early birds!)
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Join Kiranada Sterling Benjamin for a five-day professional workshop on the ancient art of Japanese resist painting and dyeing known as rozome. With roots in 8th-century Japan, the art of rozome appears on everything from scrolls to standing screens to kimonos, and has been dazzling fiber artists abroad for the last fifty years. In this Rozome Intensive class, participants will learn eight different wax techniques in addition to four different dyeing techniques utilized by master rozome artists. Learn all aspects of the rozome process. Explore examples of rozome art, both past and present. Work with traditional brushes and materials of the Japanese kimono industry. Create your own rozome work of art with the guidance and encouragement of Kiranada—a generous teacher and artist who has been creating with rozome for over three decades. Beginners with dye experience welcome in addition to advanced students. Materials fee of $60, payable to instructor on the first day of class.
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Kiranada Sterling Benjamin (she/her) is an award-winning international artist, researcher and author specializing in Japanese textiles. Her training, research and love of resist patterned cloth culminated in The World of Rozome: Wax Resist Textiles of Japan (1996, 2002), the first book in English on the topic and an “acknowledged classic on contemporary fine art of wax resist.” Her exhibitions included solo shows in Asia, Europe, Central America and the U.S. She has lectured on Japanese costume and wax-resist textiles at the Smithsonian Institution, Oxford University, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Japan Foundation, Kyoto. She is the coordinator of the “World Batik Conference-Boston 2005” at Massachusetts College of Art, and curator of “The Rozome Masters of Japan Exhibition” that toured the USA in 2005 – 2006. For over eighteen years, she lived in Kyoto, Japan, where she taught at Doshisha and Kyoto Sangyo Universities, participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and wrote on textiles for the Mainichi Daily News and other publications. Recipient of grants from the Japan Foundation, the Sasakawa Foundation, the Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation, New Zealand Center for Japanese Studies; she now teaches at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
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