Not Held at Japan Society – Katazome: The Japanese Art of Paste-Resist Stencil Dyeing (workshop)

May 14, 2005
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Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
10 am – 4 pm

, literally stencil dyeing originated in Japan during the sixteenth-century Heian period. The technique has unique aesthetic qualities and offers great freedom of expression that surpasses other methods of hand dyed fabric making. From cutting your stencil to paste application and treatments with dyes and sizing, this introductory course offers you a solid hands-on experience in dyeing fabric. All levels.

Member: $135, Non-member: $150, Materials: $20

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Kumiko Murashima

Kumiko Murashima, who has resided in the United States for nearly thirty years, received her M.F.A degree in Fiber Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington, India.  She is presently an associate professor of Art at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.  Prior to her graduate studies in the United States, Ms. Murashima earned her B.F.A degree in Design at the Woman’s College of Fine Arts in Tokyo.  She then furthered her knowledge and skills in traditional paste-resist dyeing techniques as an apprentice of Keisuke Serisawa, who was declared as one of Japan’s fifty “National Treasures”.  Her works in this technique have been widely exhibited in Japan and the United States, where she received numerous prizes and awards.  Her many commissioned pieces include several created for Mitsui & Co., which are now on display in the Time-Life building in Chicago.  All of this culminated in the publishing of a book entitled “Katazome” – Japanese Paste-Resist Dyeing for Contemporary Use

  • May 14, 2005 – May 15, 2005