Paper Secrets in Tasmania - Hanji Making Weekend with Aimee Lee

 Photo Credit - Stefan Hagen

Photo Credit - Stefan Hagen

Burnie Arts Council Inc are thrilled to announce that the 2018 paper on skin will be augmented by a weekend workshop at Creative Paper Tasmania, hosted by New York-based artist, Aimee Lee.

PLEASE NOTE - this workshop is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on the wait list. Pam Thorne +61 429 029 671  or email:

Aimee Lee is the leading scholar and practitioner of hanji (Korean paper) in the English-speaking world. 

On the 16th and 17th June, Aimee will lead Paper Secrets in Tasmania - a Hanji Making Weekend with Aimee Lee. The workshop will focus on Asian paper making techniques and Korean paper manipulation secrets. Students will learn how to process raw inner bark of the mulberry tree to make paper in the Korean tradition. 

In an exciting 'first', the cooking, rinsing, and beating steps will also be tested on native plants of Tasmania to experiment with new paper possibilities. 

To tie in with the theme of 'wearability',  various aspects of joomchi, a method to texture and felt paper, will be covered. This simple and versatile technique transforms hanji into substrates that can be as tough as leather or as supple as silk, useful in textiles, fashion, sculpture, and design. 

The class is open to all levels of experience and to anyone interested in the vast potential of handmade paper. Not suitable for children.

Workshop Details

Dates: 16th and 17th June, 2018.  Times: 10am - 4pm.  Location - Creative Paper Tasmania, 2 Bass Highway, Parklands (Makers' Workshop) 

Enrolment details - go to AIMEE LEE WORKSHOP tab

 Bark Lace. Photo: Aimee Lee

Bark Lace. Photo: Aimee Lee