Sunday, February 10, 2013

Susan Kristoferson (March, 2013)

Susan Kristoferson 
Inventive Itajime Paper

Colour Field 1 (Detail)  132 x 66 cm
Artist Susan Kristoferson, 2012
Hand decorated paper with calligraphy inks
Photo Credit Laura O'Connor

Monday 18th March 9:30 - 1:30 pm
Thursday 21st March 9:30 - 1:30pm
(This 8-hour course is spread over two days, to give you time to fold your papers before you stain them)
At: Atlantis Fine Framing Studio

Course fee:    $180 - - Payment is by PayPal, using the Buy Now button above.
Materials fee: $30

Moths in a Garden (Detail) Full piece  4' x 8' approx)
Artist Susan Kristoferson, 2012
Hand decorated paper with calligraphy inks
Photo Credit Laura O'Connor

Here is Susan's informative course description which makes me want to do the course this minute!

"The excitement of a child ‘opening a surprise package’ occurs with the opening of each bundle of itajime (Japanese for fold and clamp) dyed paper!  Learn to master intricate traditional patterns and processes and then explore many different dye and coloring possibilities.  Itajime can be highly skilled and controlled but also always offers up the unexpected.

Work from simple to complex in this structured workshop as your personal stack of amazing papers grows!  Design, color theory, and conceptual problem challenges will be applied to the patterned papers that you work to create.  View actual examples and slide lectures on historic and contemporary itajime papers and artworks.  Then work on artwork compositions or projects (i.e. book arts, origami, sculptural forms) of your choosing, based on demonstrations, assignments, and your own ideas.  This will be a whirlwind workshop, jam-packed with new information, experimentation, invention and your own creativity!"

A list of supplies you will need to bring with you can be found here.

For further information please contact me.

Counterpoint 12' x 3'
Artist Susan Kristoferson
Photo credit Esra Froese

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