APR 13 | Workshop: Aimee Lee, Intro to Hanji: Korean papermaking and paper arts. Free and open to Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Limited space, Please register. The RISD Paper Studio (48 Waterman Street), 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Co-hosted by RISD)
In this workshop, students will learn the basics of Korean sheet formation, both webal tteugi and ssangbal tteugi, processing cooked fiber by hand beating, forming, pressing, and drying. Imperfect sheets can always be subjected to joomchi, another Korean paper tradition that textures and felts these papers made from the long, strong fibers of the paper mulberry tree. Throughout, Aimee Lee will share her stories of Korean paper culture, history, and tradition, accompanied by samples of paper and paper objects.
Aimee Lee, a visual artist and papermaker, was born in New York City and researched Korean paper arts on a Fulbright Fellowship (2008-2009). She holds a BA from Oberlin College and MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her artwork is exhibited internationally and resides in collections that include the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Museum of Modern Art Library, and Yale University Library. She travels widely to teach and lecture at colleges, museums, and arts centers while writing about her research and providing hanji resources at aimeelee.net. Aimee Lee is author of the recent publication, Hanji Unfurled, the first English-language book about hanji, Korean handmade paper.