Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Introductory Class

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Class/Workshop

Dec 201716
11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper that dates back to the seventh century. Unlike machine-made paper from wood pulp, washi is made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in paper that is strong, durable, washable, and acid-free. Its thin, smooth, soft surface can be printed with vivid colors and complex designs.

In this workshop led by Reiko Nakano, learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of plumbing hardware like washers to create jewelry. Bring a shoebox or plastic case to hold materials, a pair of sharp scissors, and a lunch or snack.

$32 members, $40 non-members. Museum admission included. Fee for materials has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Limited to 12 participants.

Tickets available

See janm.org for updates.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

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