Sunday, July 25, 2010

Japanese Paper Doll Workshop for Children

Workshop for children with Alma Luz Castro
Sunday from 1PM to 3PM
August 1, 2010
Class size limited to 10

Materials fee: $5.00, doll kit
Payable to instructor at class

Kami-ningyo is Japanese for paper doll. These folk dolls have been made for centuries as playthings and decoration. They are fashioned from paper folded around a narrow cardboard base, and typically with small faces with no features so they can represent any one. Their Kimonos are usually made from hand screen printed washi paper (made from mulberry bark. You will make a simple Kami-ningyo and learn the basic parts of a traditional Japanese kimono.

There will be a display of dolls and other craft related items. Please bring your own scissors and a ruler.

ALMA LUZ CASTRO started costuming as a child and is now a versatile dollcrafter and a miniature costumer. She has won numerous ribbons and best of show in doll and costuming competitions. Alma received an award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2007. Her works have appeared in various publications for dolls and miniatures.

We are requiring that a parent or adult supervisor accompany each child.

To register, please send an email to:

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