Joomchi Papermaking: Jiyoung Chung
June 26 – July 2
Joomchi and Beyond – In this workshop students will explore Joomchi, a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. Students will be introduced to its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as learn the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into a contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong and painterly textured surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usage is diverse and can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new ways of drawing, or for wearable, unconventional body ornaments. Joomchi can also be used as 2D and 3D sculptural objects that are functional or fine art oriented. Open to all skill levels.
Jiyoung Chung is an artist, painter and freelance writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. She has developed an innovative method for utilizing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi in a contemporary art form. She shows her work nationally and internationally and has curated Joomchi shows in France, Korea, and the U.S. In 2019 she received the Gold Award by the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection in Boston, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, and the Cheongju Craft Museum in Korea. She holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in print media from Cranbrook Academy of Art.