Washi Papermaking: Take it to Iowa and Ohio

This course is designed to be an intensive introduction to East Asian papermaking using traditional fibers, tools and techniques at the 2 pre-eminent centers of non-western papermaking in the United States. .

Lead by Daniel Heyman (Department Head, Printmaking)

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Cleveland, OH
When
Winter 2022

Course Dates: Jan 5, 2022 — Jan 22, 2022

Who
Open to RISD students

Instructor approval required to participate. Please contact RISD Global for more details.

Topics
  • Art
  • Design
  • Craft
  • Papermaking
  • Printmaking
Faculty
Academic Credits
3
Department
  • Printmaking
Cost
$4550

Estimated cost—final cost to be announced.

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, some group meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance. Airfare not included.

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WS2017 Japan: Paper, Temples, Prints
Tokushima, Japan
WS2017 Japan: Paper, Temples, Prints
Tokushima, Japan
WS2017 Japan: Paper, Temples, Prints
Tokushima, Japan

About this course

Course Description

This course is designed to be an intensive introduction to East Asian papermaking using traditional fibers, tools and techniques. The course also introduces bookbinding, letterpress and 3-D paper casting as well as paper pulp painting and a look at the overlap of papermaking, a contemporary art practice. As travel to Japan where this course originated is not possible this year, the class will instead travel to the University of Iowa's Center for the Book and the Morgan Paper Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio to work at the 2 pre-eminent centers of non-western papermaking in the United States. At each site students will work with paper makers recognized around the country as leaders in their field as well as graduate students doing relevant research and studio artists whose practices imagine paper as central to contemporary art.

Apply to a Wintersession Travel Course

In Wintersession 2022, RISD Global is offering 2 creative and culturally immersive art, design, and Liberal Arts courses in multiple locations around the United States.

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Apply to a Wintersession Travel Course

In Wintersession 2022, RISD Global is offering 2 creative and culturally immersive art, design, and Liberal Arts courses in multiple locations around the United States.

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Application + Registration

Instructor approval required to participate. Please contact RISD Global and/or the Printmaking department for more details.

RISD Students

Unless otherwise noted on the course page, all Wintersession Travel Courses are open to students in any year of study. Please check the course pages on this website carefully to learn about any restrictions specific to your chosen travel course. In all cases, RISD first-year students enrolled in Experimental & Foundation Studies must provide approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies as part of their applications.

GPA Requirement: Exception to Academic Policy

If your current cumulative GPA is 2.5 or above, you are eligible for registration. RISD students seeking an exception to the GPA requirement academic policy should contact the Registrars’ Office at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.

As such, all students are advised not to purchase flights for participation in Wintersession Travel Courses until the travel is confirmed, which happens no later than one week after the final Wintersession Travel Course payment period.

In cases where Wintersession Travel Courses do not reach minimum capacity, the course may be cancelled after the last day of Wintersession Travel Course registration period. In case of cancellation, all payments will be refunded in full. Any cost incurred for travel reservations in such situations is the participant’s sole responsibility.

It is not possible for a student to drop a Wintersession Travel Course via the standard Add/Drop process after it has commenced. In the case of unforeseen and extenuating circumstances (and only after students have spoken with the faculty lead and RISD Global for approval to withdraw from the program), students should be aware that no refund will be issued.

RISD Wintersession Travel Courses follow the RISD withdrawal policy for off-campus global learning programs

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