Chigiri-e candles

KIZUNA: Japanese Paper Collage Art Workshops


Yoriko Gillard


Date & Time

(Sat) Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023

9:20AM - 10:20AM

Fee & Registration

$5 drop-in

2F Tatami Room

Practice Mindfulness through Chigiri-e: Tear, Craft, and Create

Note: There will be no workshop on December 30.
December 16th's workshop will be in the Tsubaki Room (2F) instead of the Tatami Room.

Come join us on Saturday mornings and learn from Yoriko Gillard, as she teaches traditional Japanese artforms in her weekly program, 'KIZUNA.' For December, we'll be focusing on Chigiri-e, or Japanese paper collage art!

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form that centers around the use of traditional Japanese paper, known as "Washi." This art form encourages us to be more mindful of our daily lives, particularly our surroundings. In this workshop, we will exclusively use washi paper for creating Chigiri-e. You don't need any prior experience in art or painting to participate. Chigiri-e is suitable for individuals of all ages who have a love for and an appreciation of life's beauty as portrayed through art.


About the Instructor

Kizuna instructor, Yoriko Gillard

Yoriko Gillard

BFA (Honors), MA, PhD Candidate
Yoriko is a contemporary artist, arts-based researcher and Japanese language and culture facilitator and educator sharing her works in academic and local communities with people who care about humanity. Her desire to connect with people harmoniously led her to focus on the kizuna concept/relationship since the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011).

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