Wabi sabi is the Japanese art of impermanence. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, imperfect and incomplete... rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning "tattered rags" and used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Today, Boro articles of clothing are considered national treasures. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. Instead of fabric, we will used hand painted rice papers. On the first day, artists will make their own collage papers in the tradition of Boro, using paint, rice papers, rubber stamps, stamping tools and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn simple compositions and design elements based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will recreate this "boro" effect by placing their own papers 'quilt-like' onto cards, tags, boxes or small collages. They will return home feeling blessed by Buddha.
Supplies Needed for Class:Paint: acrylics- tubes - black, white and 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)
Water container, palette (can be paper palette pad or paper plates),
Optional: scissors, rubber stamps with stamp pads, stencils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF JAPANESE WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR US$15.00…as most of these washi papers will be difficult to find
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Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Artistic Artifacts.
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.