• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Suminagashi: The Art of Japanese Paper Marbling

Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she), which means literally "ink-floating," is the ancient Japanese technique of marbling paper with inks. It originating in China over 2,000 years ago and practiced in Japan by Shinto priests as early as the 12th century. Japanese Sumi-e inks were originally used, dropped carefully to float on a still water surface and then blown across to form delicate swirls, after which the ink was picked up by laying a sheet of white rice paper atop the ink-covered water. Come learn how to make these one-of-a-kind monoprints that are surprisingly beautiful and easy to create.

Where: Teen Central, second floor of Central Library
Who: Ages 12-18
When: Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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