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Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling

This unique form of paper marbling developed in Japan. Once a closely held family secret, it has traveled from the Heian Era (794-1185) to our modern day. Learn the techniques of floating inks and colors, manipulating and transferring them to papers. Uses and applications of the results will be discussed. Items to bring from home are on the class registration receipt. Some supplies (ink, surfactant, color, books) available from instructor. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

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DATES: 1 Sat: June 7, 2014; 10:00am -4:00pm

FEE: $52

AC0803.214

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 4720

INSTRUCTOR: Joy Harvey

SUPPLIES TO BRING FROM HOME: 

- vat (container to hold water, preferable roasting pan, not metal. New kitty litter pan works well…light color best.
- fine point small brushes (available from instructor) 
- ink (excellent grade bottled Asian ink, available from instructor) 
- surfactant (also available from instructor) 
- small custard cups, muffin tin, to hold colors 
- absorbent papers (also available from instructor) 
- colors (Boku Undo) available from instructor
- manipulators: straw, string, comb, fan, cat/dog/horse hair, etc 
- paper or felt on which to dry the resultant Suminagashi (also available)

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