Drop in, learn and shop from 1 – 5 pm, the last
Wednesday of every month (except December). Come and
watch artists at work, have a tour, shop for specials, consult
with staff, watch related videos, share what you've been doing
with washi, and mingle with other washi fanciers.
On Washi Wednesdays we will repeat brief demonstrations throughout
the day at approximately 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30. Please
drop in at your convenience.
Choosing and using washi for calligraphy
with Cheryl Moote
January 25, drop in 1-5pm, FREE
A joint project today as we explore with artist/calligrapher/teacher Cheryl Moote the various ways to make ink and watercolour work on washi. Aside from choosing sized or unsized paper, you'll see how Cherri treats various inks and paints to make them work on any of our wide range of paper. We'll also once again illustrate the wonders of konnyaku starch as a sizing agent.
Folded books from single sheets
with Wendy Batt Brown
February 22, drop in 1-5pm
Whether you are an origamist, a bookbinder or a person who just loves Japanese paper and its possibilities, you are welcome to fold or just watch the transformation of a variety of papers into several book forms. Wendy's many years of teaching origami and running her business are evident in her friendly and professional approach.
with Loree Ovens (http://www.loreeovens.com)
Washi Wednesday, March 29, drop in 1-5pm
Learn how to create relief prints by hand on Japanese paper using found materials, how to create your own stamps and learn alternative accessible print techniques for all ages. Once dry, these prints could be considered complete or they could also be used in mixed media, collage, book arts...
Paper Pouches and Zippered Purses
with JPP staff Sigrid Blohm & Megan Sproule
April 26, drop in 1-5pm
Learn how to create two types of bags sewn from washi that has been treated with konnyaku starch: a zippered pouch and a drawstring one.