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Let’s Make Hanji: Korean Papermaking – Aimee Lee

August 10 - August 14

Let’s Make Hanji: Korean Papermaking – Aimee Lee

Dates: August 10 – 14, 2020
Studio: Papermaking
Tuition: $775 members / $825 non-members
Lab fee: $90

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a non-refundable $100 deposit. This reduced deposit reflects our new refund and cancellation policy effective 3/20/20.


This is a class all about making and manipulating Korean paper, known as hanji. Participants will work together to process raw paper mulberry bark into pulp. We will then make paper in the classical version of hanji, from a suspended bamboo screen. Participants will transform bark into bark lace and thread for future fiber, sculpture, and book applications. Hanji made in Korea will be available to fuse and texture (joomchi), cord and twine (jiseung), and spin into thread to weave (shifu). Alongside the folklore of hanji, Aimee will share her hybrid methods of using this strong and versatile material. This is an ideal course for students interested in East Asian paper traditions, paper’s role in material culture, and hands-on experience of manual labor and patience that result in luminous paper.



Aimee Lee

Aimee Lee is an artist who makes paper, writes, and champions Korean papermaking practices and studios in the US (BA, Oberlin College; MFA, Columbia College Chicago). Her Fulbright research led to the first hanji studio in North America as well as an award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled. She travels the world to teach, exhibit, and serve as a resident artist while also building and enhancing studios for East Asian papermaking. Her favorite plant for papermaking is milkweed and her superpower is weaving ducks and mushrooms out of hanji.


August 10
August 14
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