Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns. Zen-like in it’s folding, this 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 pieces that can be used for future projects such as 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.