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Joomchi: Korean Paper 1F19

Joomchi class

Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. Understand the history of joomchi, its practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques to recreate and adapt it to contemporary art forms. Create textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers) that can be incorporated into surface design, collage, wearables, accessories or sculptural objects. Limit 8 students

Jiyoung Chung

Jiyoung Chung. portfolio

Jiyoung Chung is a Joomchi artist, freelance writer, and independent curator. She has developed an innovative method for utilizing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi. In Jiyoung’s hands, the ancient takes on a more contemporary appearance. The Hanji (Korean mulberry paper) reveals itself as a painterly, abstract and contemporary art form filled with sculptural and textural imagery.

Jiyoung Chung received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design with honors and awards, and her MFA in print/media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has had numerous solo and group shows throughout Korea, China, Finland, Canada, U.S., Australia, France and the U.K. including at Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, in London, England in conjunction with the Knitting & Stitching exhibition organized by ‘Twistedthread,’ at Minnesota Center for Book Arts Gallery, sponsored by the 2011 Surface Design Association Conference, and at the Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco.

Her work includes space drawing, indoor & outdoor installation work and paper art. Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Shows, International Asian Art Fair, New York, Smithsonian Craft Shows and ’09 SOFA/NY (International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) - Lea Sneider Gallery. Her work is in the permanent collections of Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston; Museum of Art & Design, NY; Cheongju Craft Museum, Korea and Korea Traditional Flower Art Research Center, Daegu University, Korea. She wass awarded Silver Prize at the 8th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Korea (2013); the Adrianna Farrelli Prize, Excellence in Fiber Art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (2012) and 2012 ACC Baltimore Award of Excellence’ American Craft Council Baltimore Craft Show (2012) among many others.

Jiyoung has been introducing Joomchi (Korean traditional textured and painterly paper making) and other unconventional drawing/collage through guest lectureship at various academic situations including at Rhode Island School of Design, RISD CE, Split Rock at University of Minnesota, Penland School of Craft, the International Surface Design Conference, Geelong Textile Forum in Australia, Zijdelings in Tilburg, Netherlands, Spring Semester at the Hansung University in Seoul, Korea, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Craft and many others. In 2010, she curated an International Joomchi show at the 2010 European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace, France. This show eventually toured to Korea and the US.


Mixed Media
Materials & Tools:
  • 1 Corrugated plastic board (size: smallest 20”x 30”)-
  • 1 Cylinder shaped/round wood dowel (1” tickness and at least 24”length)    It should be straight. Curbed one is not usable. Available at hardware/home improvement stores such as  Menards or Home Depot.  
  • 1 Water sprayer with adjustable nozzle– prefer larger sized one 
  • 1 Used towel (larger than the corrugated plastic boards)
  • Waterproof Apron or clothing that can be ruined by dyes (optional)
  • One or two Zip block bags
  • A couple of thin lab gloves if your hand is sensitive(optional)
  • * 2-3” cheap flat paint brush and water bucket or a container that fits the brush
  • Sketchbook or a few white copy papers with drawing tool(optional)
  • Different thickness and color permanent markers (optional)
  • Scissor or paper cutter
  • Scraps of newspaper, rice paper, cotton, etc in various colors no need to buy full sheets just what you have home
  • Some of Various colored and thickness threads 
  • 2 of  24" x 32" Bubble wrap and tape
  • Awl or paper punch