Due to popular demand, the kimono course will be broadened to cover work on textiles in general. How to plan and paint a tablecloth, a tee shirt, a leather jacket. Students will be able to create anything they like on fabrics, including kimonos! We will begin with the technicalities. How to prepare your workspace? How to create a composition? Which cloth, paint, and brush? Which styles of calligraphy to use? We will look at the history of calligraphy on cloth in Japan, the Silk Road, and the West, discovering incredible artistic treasures along the way. We will then create our own calligraphic cloth and sew it into kimonos or transform it into other usable products. In the final session you can walk the catwalk in your kimono, show us the cursive curtains in your living room or dress your dining room table with your new calligraphic tablecloth.
* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students for a period of 4 months.
* HANDOUTS will be sent a few days before the series begins.