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  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC, Canada (map)

With Cheryl Lawrence

$595 [Includes $100 lab fee] class limit 14. Mar 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2020 (Wed-Sun 10am-4pm).

Katazome is a Japanese textile art form that incorporates elements of printmaking and painting. It relies on simple natural materials: paper, pigments, rice paste, and soymilk.

Join Cheryl Lawrence in this intensive five-day course as you go through all the steps involved in creating traditional and contemporary katazome designs on silk, cotton, and linen.

In this technique-focused class, you will explore different approaches to stencil design before creating your own stencils from traditional Japanese stencil paper. You will learn to prepare cloth for dyeing, make soymilk, and make a rice paste resist. Using stencils you yourself have created (in addition to those brought by the instructor), the class will apply paste to cloth. We will work with earth pigments and natural dye extracts using a soy milk binder to selectively put colour on cloth. On the final day, you will have an opportunity to dip pasted cloth into indigo.

This class is an opportunity to dive deep into the entire katazome process with a master. The five-day format provides the time necessary to learn, study, and build your technique.

Cheryl joins us from Freeland, USA. 

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About Cheryl Lawrence

Cheryl Lawrence began her exploration of katazome in an experimental workshop doing katazome on warps with John Marshall in 1990. She fell in love with the process and the tools and has been exploring the possibilities of katazome ever since. In addition to working on fabric, Cheryl has applied the katazome process to a variety of media including copper and stone. She has installations in the United States and Brazil. 

Cheryl takes inspiration for her designs from nature, other textile traditions, and mark making. She holds katazome workshops for children and adults dyeing with fresh indigo and homegrown madder. In 2003 Cheryl completed the Seattle Emerging Public Artist Roster Program. She is a member of the Whidbey Island Surface Design Association and the Northwest Artist and Craftsmen Association. Cheryl has had both solo and group exhibitions in Washington State. She is currently working on a large-scale political art project by creating 131 katazome portraits of the women of the 116th United States Congress.

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