September 5, 2010

Exploring Himalayan Papers and Books

Instructor: Jim Canary
Time: Oct 23, 24, 10am-5pm
Location: 2637 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon

This workshop will introduce the participants to the methods of making daphne paper and we will use a variety of natural materials and techniques to dye these papers. We will have the chance to print Tibetan buddhist woodblocks and will learn a rainbow stitched binding structure.

In short, participants will go from papermaking to printmaking and bookbinding over the course of this two-day workshop!

Workshop Fees

GBW members: $160 + $20 for materials
Non-GBW members: $190 + $20 for materials

Register for This Class

Contact Shu-Ju Wang,, 503-245-8177.

GBW members have priority registration through September 30; after that, registration is open to all.

About the Instructor

Jim Canary has studied the languages and cultures of the Himalayan region at Indiana University and travelled many times to Tibet India and Nepal studying and documenting the traditions of buddhist manuscript and book production. He has been the conservator at the Lilly Library, Indiana University for the past 25 years.

About the Workshop Location

William Park, Portland painter and printmaker, has generously offered the use of his very spacious print studio for this workshop. It is close to many lunch options and there's plenty of street parking.

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