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Kintsugi for Beginners

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an in-person Kintsugi Course! No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Join us at the Japanese Culture Center for a special course on Kintsugi! No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Kintsugi for Beginners:

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese art form in which gold is used to repair broken ceramics. The practice of Kintsugi highlights the break rather than erasing it and emphasizes that the break is what makes the ceramics more valuable and beautiful. In this beginner’s workshop, participants will learn the basic technique of Kintsugi on a small porcelain plate or a small ceramic plate to understand the fundamentals of this process.

All materials including adhesives in the workshop will be food-safe, and approved by the Japanese Government. We will also use an alternative Urushi (the natural resin collected from the lacquer tree) sap for this beginner’s class, which is safe to touch without allergy reactions. All tools, supplies, and practice plates are provided by the instructor.

About the instructor:

Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar working at multiple citiesincluding Portland, Chicago 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/

With ongoing artistic research, practice, and teaching, Takahashi explores different approaches to actualize Japanese aesthetics to enhance cultural perspectives to many U.S. communities. At JAF, she is expanding her creativity to incorporate more specific discourses around society, past and present via a lens of Japanese art. Takahashi also aims to connect between Japan and communities in Chicago by teaching traditional and modern art-making techniques.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kintsugi-for-beginners-tickets-789689270867

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kintsugi-for-beginners-tickets-789689270867

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States