Korean Paper Bojagi

Jul 7, 2018 | Workshops

Workshop with Steph Rue

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 one-day class, students will learn how to prepare paste for adhering paper scraps together, how to use a tacking 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. Students are welcome to bring their own paper scraps for experimentation, and will also have the option of purchasing additional hanji for future projects. Steph Rue is a book artist and papermaker who draws, collages, cuts, sews, weaves, and prints with or on handmade paper. After earning her MFA in book arts in 2015, she went on to study traditional Korean book and papermaking on a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholarship to Korea.

Ms. Rue’s work is informed by her spiritual interests, as well as by her background in traditional Korean book and paper arts. Her work seeks to integrate spirituality and materiality, traditional and contemporary techniques, East and West, into a piece that can be read, prayed, or held in the hand.

The workshop, limited to six students, is $120 for SCTA members and $140 for non-members, with a $10 materials fee payable at start of class, located at Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. Please register using the form below, or by sending your check, along with your phone number, email and membership status to SCTA Program Chair, 619 39th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816.

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
Workshop fees: $120 for SCTA members and $140 for non-members, plus $10 materials fee