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Beginners Workshop of Aizome- A Beauty of Blue & White

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- $30.00
Learn Japanese Aizome, indigo dye technique with pattern making

Class Description

*This class will be an in-person/virtual hybrid. There will be 4 spots for those who wish to take the workshop in-person at the JCC, as well as 21 virtual spots for those who prefer to take the workshop remotely at your home via zoom.

** The dye technique requires a sink (to drain indigo color) and plastic containers/buckets and hot water.

This virtual class introduces students to the basic process of Aizome, a Japanese indigo dye produced since the ancient period.

In this introductory class, participants will fold a small cotton fabric and dye a beautiful deep blue with white patterns by using two small plastic containers. The workshop will include a presentation of the Aizome and design workshop.

Materials Needed

Recommended art materials for participants (if the student has some of these items, they don’t need to buy)

  • Indigo kit ($10.38)
  • Cotton fabrics, such as napkins, small pouch, etc.
  • (Dye may not be effective on bleach-damaged fabrics or longer fibers like towels. Not recommended for synthetic fibers, fabrics with a rubber backing, or fabrics that require a cold water wash or are dry clean only.)
  • 2 small plastic containers (Example)

About the Instructor

Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar based in Portland and Tokyo. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2013 and earned a BFA in Japanese Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. For more details, visit https://mamitakahashi.art/

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$30.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginners-workshop-of-aizome-a-beauty-of-blue-white-tickets-124434712575

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$30.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginners-workshop-of-aizome-a-beauty-of-blue-white-tickets-124434712575

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States