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WORKSHOP: A Paper Flower for 1,000 Years with Maki Ishiwata

$125.00

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All attendees must be fully vaccinated no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date. All attendees must wear properly fitting masks during workshops. Hiromi Paper requires that all attendees present vaccination cards before or onsite at the workshop, failure to do so will result in denial of participation and forfeiture of enrollment fees. Please email vaccination record picture or scan to washi@hiromipaper.com or bring it with you the day of the workshop.
DATES/HOURS:
The workshop will be offered twice, you may only register for one day (12 people per class):
SATURDAY July 31, 2021 1-4 pm (tea/snack break from 3-3:15pm) FULL
SUNDAY August 1, 2021 1-4 pm (tea/snack break from 3-3:15pm) FULL
MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2021 1-4 pm (tea/snack break from 3-3:15pm) FULL
If you'd like to be added to the waitlist for any of these days please email orders@hiromipaper.com

LOCATION:
Hiromi Paper, Inc.
9469 Jefferson Blvd suite 117
Culver City, CA 90232
(310)998-0098
Parking is available in the rear of store

Fiber artist Maki Ishiwata will teach participants how to make their own unique Washi flower. Using Washi provided by the artist, each person will get to experience the qualities of Japan's three main paper ingredients: Kozo (mulberry), Gampi, and Mitsumata. Maki-san will teach students how the bark of paper plants is laboriously transformed into delicate but strong sheets of paper. As the flowers are made, one by one, petal by petal, with nothing more than a pair of hands and imagination, participants will discover that the expression of the flower will change depending on the creator!

During the workshop there will be a 15 minute Japanese tea break with delightful sweets that Maki-san will provide for everyone, but it is encouraged that participants eat lunch before arriving to the class.


WORKSHOP FEE: $125 per person (includes all papers and tea/snack)
BRING ONLY YOUR VACCINATION RECORD IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PROVIDED IT, AND A PAIR OF SCISSORS! We will be using some glue.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Maki Ishiwata was born in Chiba Prefecture. Maki-san moved to the United States to pursue her BFA from the San Fransisco Art Institute in California and thereafter remained as an art instructor for a local elementary and middle school for 13 years. During her 24 years spent in America, Maki-san explored her potential in various creative fields, returning to Japan in 2007. Maki-san's mother meanwhile worked promoting Japanese handmade paper and its traditions. Through her mother's influence, Maki-san was charmed by the beauty of Washi and began creating her original "plants figures". Maki's signature style developed as she began to incorporate paper strings and ligatures combined with her floral figurations. 
Maki's Washi Flower postcards and clear files are also now available at HPI!