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Workshop | Orizone & Japanese Bookbinding

September 30, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Explore a traditional Japanese paper dyeing (orizome-shi) and Japanese bookbinding (wahon) inspired by Shawna Moulton’s travel to Japan


Orizome and Japanese Bookbinding Workshop!


All materials provided

Join teaching artist Shawna Moulton to learn a traditional Japanese paper dyeing (orizome-shi) and Japanese bookbinding (wahon) technique inspired by her travel to Tokushima, Japan.

Orizome translates to “folded dyeing” and is a timeless Japanese paper-craft technique that combines “origami” paper folding and colored pigment dip-dyeing.

In the workshop you will create your own beautiful and unique patterned papers and choose one for your handmade book cover. While the orizome paper is drying, the class will move on to bookmaking and create a Japanese-style notebook to use as you wish.

Space is limited!

About the teaching artist: Shawna Moulton

Shawna Moulton is a multi-disciplinary artist and art educator based in South Florida. She was born in Freeport, Bahamas, raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and then migrated to the United States. At an early age, she discovered the magic of art-making, manifesting works of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and paper-making. In 2015 she graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.

Her art journey has taken her to the Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where she learned traditional Japanese paper making. She has several years of experience working in museum education departments such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), the Norton Museum of Art, the Young At Art Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts Museum. Her role has been engaging the public community with conversations around art, teaching art techniques, and designing art curriculums.

In 2016 Shawna founded SMART Projects, outreach art workshops led in South Florida and beyond. Creating and teaching art classes like paper-making, paper dyeing, bookbinding, clay sculpture, and more. She has done her workshops with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Young At Art Museum, Broward Art Guild, I.S Projects, Bailey Contemporary Arts, MOCA North Miami, Norton Museum of Art, Community Bible Ins. & Seminary Brevard, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Bookleggers Library, and many public schools and child centers.The mission of SMART Projects is to be a welcoming environment that shares love and knowledge of art, history, and art processes with participants of all ages, experience levels and walks of life.

Shawna’s Website


September 30, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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