I have been invited to teach a workshop at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center outside of Washington DC this summer. The description of the workshop is online under "book arts" and you can enroll by visiting:
More about the class:
Explorations with Urauchi
a Japanese method of backing paper to cloth and/or paper
August 8 & 9, 10am-4pm
Urauchi is a procedure of pasting a paper backing onto cloth or paper using only natural fibers. Traditionally, this method was used to mount Asian scrolls and cover books. Once backed, cloth and paper have more body and strength and are much easier to manipulate. The backing also provides a protective layer and prevents glue from staining the cloth when covering books.
In this workshop, participants will learn the simple procedure. However, the focus of the workshop will be experimental and hands-on, exploring it as an art medium. On day one, a variety of materials will be sampled, treatments tried, and materials sandwiched between. On day two, participants will make a sampler book with their experiments.