#5071 - Recycled papermaking, embossing and inclusions, with Yukie Ikuno, Oct 12

$ 85.00


This morning workshop focuses on the transformational aspects of paper. Students will turn recycled paper into new sheets. Using scraps, recycled material, or what some people might even consider trash - it can be turned into artwork, books, possibly even a time capsule. 

Visiting artist, Yukie H. Ikuno will show how to form sheets using the Tamezuki method of papermaking. There will be opportunities for embossing items or embedding them in sheets. A variety of sheets will be completed during the workshop. 

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING objects to emboss and to imbed into paper. Objects like keys, textured textiles, buttons, large seeds, inexpensive jewelry, firm plant materials (items like sturdy leaves, branches, bark). 

Saturday, October 12 from 9 am to 12 noon

All materials will be provided. 

"My project 'Zero Waste Things' began as a way to reduce trash. The purpose is to reproduce something to dispose of papers, books, wood, or ceramics. At first, I made recycled paper from milk cartons. I was moved by the beautiful snow white color. Then I started to make art books using the cartons, but wanted to think of many ways to use the technique differently from normal recycled paper. I was very fulfilled using materials that were once considered garbage and turning them into wonderful artwork. I would like to share this joy with others to make recycled paper through my workshop. It is important to continue recycling. So my workshop does not use special tools so anyone can simply do it. I'm so happy to continue my workshop and I want to spread my project to the world." - Yukie H. Ikuno

About the Instructor |

 Yukie H. Ikuno was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. In 1989 she relocated to New York where she worked as a freelance make up artist for TV and films. Beginning in 2002, she worked with photographer Gregory Colbert assisting in creating books, artwork and the installation for his nomadic museum Ashes and Snow. She also studied at the Center for Book Arts in New York and papermaking at Dieu Donne and Carriage House Paper. Since 2013 she has been based in Japan working as an independent artist in bookmaking, art restoration and teaching paper art workshops for galleries and artists. Her workshops in Los Angeles are co-sponsored by Hiromi Paper

Workshop Refund Policy: Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full (100%) refund. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins, or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).

Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.

If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.