Special Joint Hanji Workshop: Korean Paper in Art and Conservation

Aimee Lee and Minah Song, Instructors

June 15 & 16, 2013

University of the Arts
333 S. Broad St.
6th Floor, rm. 632
9 am to 4:30 pm
$300 (includes materials)
In an unprecedented event to raise awareness of hanji, Korean handmade paper, artist Aimee Lee and conservator Minah Song will combine their expertise to teach the use of hanji in both art and conservation. With a history of over 1,500 years, papermaking in Korea was once a celebrated craft, making calligraphy, painting, printmaking, and bookmaking possible. Today, it is a valuable but little-known material in conservation and an incredibly versatile substrate for artists.
Ms. Lee will lead the first day of the workshop, introducing methods of manipulating hanji and the raw materials that constitute it. This includes the production of bark lace and thread, the process of increasing flexibility and fusing separate sheets together with joomchi techniques, making paper yarn, and an advanced  jiseung method of cording two strips of paper into a single rope.
Ms. Song will lead the second day with an overview of theoretical and practical uses of hanji in conservation, including the characteristics of hanji, its history, and comparisons with other Asian papers. Participants will learn about different types of hanji and their applications in paper conservation, as well as the implications for a sheet of paper depending on each step of the papermaking process. The final activity will consist of binding a traditional Korean book in the seonjang technique, a side-stitched binding common in East Asia but with variations unique to Korea. This workshop is ideal for those who wish to gain a holistic view of hanji through scholarly research combined with hands-on experience.

Hanji Workshop: A check will hold your spot. 
Please make it out to: The Guild of Book Workers
Cancellation may be made by either party up to one month in advance due to change in circumstances or insufficient enrollment.
Mail the check to:  Alice Austin, The Library Company, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107

Questions?  Email Jennifer Rosner:  dvcgbw@verizon.net


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