Katazome and Indigo Dyeing w Akemi Nakano Cohn

Katazome and Indigo Dyeing w Akemi Nakano Cohn

from 160.00

JAN 22-24, 2019


This workshop will focus on Katazome techniques, including the design and cutting of stencils through several exercises. We will cook rice paste with traditional recipes, make an indigo dye pot, and then dip our rice pasted fabrics into the indigo dye pot, creating beautiful and various shades of blue. We will apply Sumi ink (black ink for calligraphy) to get depth and variations with indigo blues. Tsutsugaki, freehand drawing using special pastry tube will also be demonstrated.

Students will develop their own designs for stencils by observing objects in nature, such as leaves, flower petals and other forms from the environment. 

About the Instructor: Akemi Nakano Cohn

Studied traditional Japanese dyeing techniques for 10 years under the master, Haru Izumi in Japan; teaching: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, Int’l Surface Design Conference, Zijdelings (Netherlands), Maiwa (Canada); exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design(NY), The Bellevue Arts Museum(WA), University of Nebraska, Gallery Uesuto(Japan), Fort Lewis College; Commissions: Unitarian Church of Evanston, Loyola University Medical Center, At Home Co.Ltd.; residencies: scholar-in-residence by the SEEDS Arts and Education Program, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Ragdale Foundation: MFA Fiber Art from Cranbrook.



MATERIALS FEE: $40 per student based upon 12- may be prorated based upon actual enrollment (paid to Instructor)


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