Intro to Joomchi Papers • April 10

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Wednesday, April 10, 10 am-3 pm

Karen Searle

Joomchi is a Korean technique for bonding layers of paper together using only water and eager hands. Using Hanji (mulberry) papers, a kneading process bonds the fibers together in a process similar to felting. Joomchi produces strong, textured papers that can be composed as artworks or used as substrates for other techniques such as drawing, painting, and stitching. Or, while still wet, joomchi can be formed into strong paper sculptures. Explore this process for creating decorative art papers that are strong and cloth-like and can be embellished with fiber techniques. Students will learn how to select appropriate papers and how to create smooth or textured joomchis, and they will create one collaged joomchi paper in class and set up a second piece that can be completed at home. Materials fee $25, payable to instructor.

Instructor Bio:

Karen Searle’s artwork, combining needlework and mixed media, has been exhibited internationally. She began teaching at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota in 1972 and has taught at St. Catherine University, Canberra School of Art, Australia, and numerous conferences and symposia.  Following a career as publisher and author of textile books, Searle has written for several crafts publications in the US, Europe, and Korea. She has had artist residencies at the Mendocino Art Center, CA, and New York Mills Art Center, MN, and has mentored emerging artists since 1991. Currently, she works with Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota managing their mentor program.     www.karensearle.com

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