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Date: February 3rd 2024
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM (Optional Japanese Tea Garden Tour CANCELLED due to rain)
Participant fees: Adult (Ages 18+) – $110
Location: County Fair Building, Garden Club Room
Optional: Take an optional tour of the Japanese Tea Garden in advance of the workshop! If you would like to participate, please meet at the entrance to the JTG at 9:05am – the tour will last 45 minutes and the docent will then walk participants to the County Fair Building for the workshop.
Our morning begins with a docent guided tour of the Japanese Tea Garden in advance of taking this Japanese heritage craft workshop. After walking the beautiful grounds of the JTG, join artist and maker Robert Mahar in a playful introduction to suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique that creates beautifully muted patterns of color to be transferred onto paper and fabric. Perfectly suited for beginners, participants will learn best practices for working with these specifically formulated floating inks and creative ways to manipulate them on the surface of a water bath. The resulting marbled designs will be captured on a variety of papers and silk handkerchiefs–and instruction will include discussion of the numerous ways you can incorporate these marbled materials into future projects.
This class will be held in the Recreation Room of the County Fair Building – located adjacent to the main entrance of the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
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