The Magic of Kozo Paper

Kozo paper from Japan is one of the most flexible and exciting papers available to calligraphers. We will be working with rich colors and a special resist technique to create two-sided sheets that can be used for many purposes. Kozo is tough but thin, so the sheets you produce can be collaged onto just about anything. Your sheets, even the failed experiments, can be used for book pages, bookbinding, Japanese-style hangings and much more. Kozo opens a world of colorful possibilities.

This online course will consist of six Zoom sessions:

  • Live lessons with demonstrations and assignments to do in your own time.
  • Live lessons with additional demonstrations.
  • Lectures on related subjects, including art history and contemporary art.

  • One live crit session in which I will review all works posted by students, with Q&A.

* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students for a period of 4 months.

Material list

  • 1 roll Kozo paper (Awagami Paper, roll 97cm x 10m / 38 inches x 10.9 yards, 42 gsm) acrylic matte medium
  • White latex paint
  • Bister inks
  • Golden Liquid Acrylics, brushes
  • Gum strip
  • Stretching frame
  • Workmate (trestle with grips to hold stretching frame upright)
  • Other materials will be discussed as needed.

* HANDOUTS with more specific information on materials will be sent three weeks before the series begins.

Dates & time

  • May 1, 8, 15 2023
  • June 5, 12, 19 2023
  • Brussels Time
  • NY Time
  • Sydney Time
    4:00am next day

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours