Come discover the art of Japanese paper doll making at the JCCCNC's Washi Ningyo beginner workshop. Instructors Yurie Nakamura and Rochelle Lum have over 25 years of experience and will guide you through the step by step process in creating a three dimensional doll using only paper and cotton. See your doll come to life and let your personality shine through as you create these unique pieces of art. |
These hand crafted figures make great gifts for many occasions or use it to display around your home or office.
In the workshop you will learn how to:
Form a head from using cotton and thin rice paper
Assemble the key parts of a figure such as the face and hair
Fold paper into a kimono and an Obi (sash)
*No Experience Necessary*
Yurie Nakamura learned the art of Washi Ningyo in Japan and she received her teaching certificate in Kyoto. She has been teaching for over 25 years at the JCCCNC and when she first came to the United States she taught Washi Ningyo out of her home. Nakamura loves Washi Ningyo, she loves seeing people's creativity and personality come out through their dolls. As she becomes more familiar with her students she can pick out their dolls just based on their personality.
Rochelle Lum was a former student of Yurie and fell in love with the art of Washi Ningyo. She believes Washi Ningyo embodies many Japanese art and culture. She says it has traditional dress, aspects of origami, and it takes disciplines and commitment to the art.
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) (View)
1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|