Paper Bojagi





Instructor: Steph Rue
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $15.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Saturday, Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019



Workshop description:

Ever wonder what to do with your small paper scraps that you just can’t throw away? In this class we will learn how to piece together paper scraps to create a patchwork of art. We will base our method and design on traditional Korean wrapping cloths called “bojagi.” Patchwork bojagi was a traditional type of folk art using discarded cloth scraps. In this two-day class, students will learn how to prepare paste for adhering paper scraps together, how to use an iron to quickly adhere and dry pieces together, along with how to finish their artwork with a traditional border. Hanji (Korean handmade paper) scraps will be provided for students to make at least one finished bojagi. We will discuss basic Korean design aesthetics as well as how to adapt paper bojagi to use for book arts. Students are welcome to bring their own paper scraps for experimentation.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
bone folder
36″ ruler
X-acto knife
small square ruler
cutting mat with gridlines
assorted thin paper scraps (Asian paper preferred)

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
paste containers
small ironing boards
graph paper
colored pencils
wax paper
glue stick
class models
reference books