Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
May 21 and 22, 9-3
limit 8 students $225.00 includes coffee, tea and snacks (100.00 deposit holds your place)
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent…rustic, earthy, simple, textured and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning tattered rags and used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Many years ago, the poor Japanese workers patched and repaired their clothing so much they looked like tattered quilts. Today, boro articles of clothing are considered national treasures. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi wabi. Instead of fabrics we will use Japanese washi (papers) like tengucho, kinwashi, and unyu. On the first day, I will demonstrate how to paint on these papers using acrylic paints. Artists will then make their own collage papers in the tradition of boro, using paint, paper, rubber stamps, stamping tools and design elements and principles based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will recreate this boro effect by placing their own papers quilt-like onto cards, tags, boxes, journals or small collages. These will return home feeling blessed by Buddha.
Supplies Needed: Paint: acrylics- tubes - black, white and 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques) Brushes: one cheap flat brush for gluing Matte medium: small jar Acrylic Matte Medium for gluing Spray water bottles (1): filled with water Brayer: Two- 2”-4” rubber brayers (soft is best… not hard and not sponge) Gelli - Gel printing plate: 8”x10” White plastic trash bags - 1-2 - to dry papers on Surfaces for collage: must be white or off white — anything is welcome suggestions: journal pages, watercolor paper, illustration board, canvas or wood supports ALL 8”x10” or smaller. Bring 6-8 of these for collages I highly recommend that if canvas or wood supports are used, they be painted with white gesso before the workshop Water container, palette (can be paper palette pad or paper plates), paper towels Optional: scissors, rubber stamps with stamp pads, stencils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF JAPANESE WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR US $15.00…as most of these washi papers will be difficult to find
SHIBORI + INDIGO
an introduction to Bound Resist + Vat Dye with Jodi Waltier
July 18,19 and 20, 10:30-4:30 each day $275.00 ($100.00 deposit to hold your spot) limit 8 students LYNN HANSON GALLERY 312 S WASHINGTON ST SEATTLE, WA 98104
There is an intrinsic magic associated with the indigo vat and the unknown patterns and shades of blue that we will be focusing on over the course of this 3- day intensive. One needs only to be a willing, hands-on participant to be able to walk away with a notebook full of techniques and a head full of possibilities!
Day One- We cover the basics of folding & clamping, bound resist, setting up the indigo vat, and some stitch techniques. Day Two- We review, and move onto bound resists with objects, pole wrapping (arashi shibori), and bundling. Day Three- As a group we discuss project successes and formulate the rest of our days focus.