Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns when the paper id unfolded a practices in Japan and around the world for centuries. Zen like in it’s folding, the ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment. This exciting 2 hr workshop will introduce 4 basic paper folds. we will experiment with non-toxic dye solutions resulting in beautiful future at projects; gift wrapping, card making, envelope lining, or book binding.
All supplies included.
Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying and
practicing the ancient art of paper marbling for over ten
years and is a member of the Sumi-E Society. Ms.
Martinez provides suminagashi instruction at the
Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, workshops for the
Sumi-E Society, Gilda’s Club and individual lessons.
The artist believes the spiritual practice of suminagashi
teaches the importance of self expression, provides the
mystery of an undetermined result and includes the use
of various techniques to challenge the imagination.
Other expertise includes creating interesting colorful
contemporary and traditional acrylic marbled designs.