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If you’ve ever wanted to learn art but felt intimidated by large group classes, then this is the perfect setting for you to begin your artistic journey in the comfort of your home. My six-week Learn Chigirie series includes one-on-one instruction, custom-made project sheets, assistance with choosing supplies, follow-up videos you can use to review what you’ve learned, and a private lounge where only my students have access to additional learning resources. 

What is Chigirie? It’s a centuries old Japanese paper art where you use exquisite handmade paper to create collages that have been said to resemble watercolors.

Chigiriе iѕ thе Japanese art of tearing paper to create a collage or literally, “painting with paper.” Imagine creating beautiful paintings without paint or a paintbrush. That’s one of the reasons I fell in love with Chigirie. I could count on the inherent beauty of the handmade papers to create art that resembles a watercolor or oil painting.

The technique is said to date as far back as the Heian period of Japanese history by calligraphers who often used it accompany their decorative handwriting.

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What do I love about Japanese paper collage?

While I greatly admire anyone who can paint with watercolors, oils and acrylic mediums, I haven’t found a genre I enjoy more than “painting with paper.” Supplies are minimal and non-caustic, with no messy chemicals or paint soaked brushes to clean. Chigirie is a timeless art, deeply rooted in the traditions of Japanese art and culture.

If you have a desire to learn to create gorgeous, watercolor-like collages, look no further. Use the contact form on the sidebar to pre-register for my upcoming classes. Be sure to let me know if you’re interested in beginner, intermediate or advanced classes and if you’ve ever practiced Chigirie.

You’ll find an online art gallery, where you can buy framed art, Japanese-inspired gifts, and classes that will inspire you to learn at your own pace. Once you learn the fundamentals of Japanese collage art, I can bet you’ll lose yourself as you create your own signature pieces.

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