Dates: May 21 – May 22
Details: Fridays, 2 Sessions
Times: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. This 2-day workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usages are diverse and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, wearable, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D either functional or fine art oriented. Workshop will include a 1-hour lunch break.
Jiyoung Chung is a Joomchi artist, painter and freelance writer who shows her works nationally and internationally. She has developed an innovative method for utilizing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi into contemporary art form.
Jiyoung (B.F.A., Painting from RISD, and M.F.A., Print/Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art) has had numerous solo shows (31 times) in Korea, U.S.A., Australia, France, Finland, Romania, and UK. In 2010, she curated the Int’l Korean/ American Joomchi show for European Patchwork Meeting in France, later toured in Korea(2010/2011) and in America(2012, 2015). She authored a How-to-Do book titled “Joomchi & Beyond”. In 2012, she was awarded an ‘Award of Excellence’ by American Craft Council/Baltimore show and Adrianna Farrelli Prize, Excellence in Fiber Art’, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. In 2013, she got Silver Prize at The 8th Cheonggju International Craft Competition, Korea. Her works are in the permanent collections of Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston and Museum of Art & Design, NY.