Jan 29th 2023

Kintsugi Memory Workshop

@ International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610

Opening Sunday, January 29th, from 3PM - 5PM

On view through Sunday, March 12th

Join us for a community workshop highlighting the process of “kintsugi” to mend personal items hosted by artist Mami Takahashi.

You will need: Photocopies of photographs (not the originals!), handwriting, letters, fabrics, or any other flat objects that recall someone special.

We will provide: Japanese papers, thread, gold leaf, glue

Workshop Description:
The IMSS and JAF has hosted a series of “Kintsugi Memory” workshops throughout the city led by JAF resident artist Mami Takahashi. Rather than pieces of ceramics, we ask participants to bring in tangible memories of someone or something lost. These objects will then be ‘mended’ using a kintsugi method, among community members who can share the healing process together. Participants only need to bring photographs, handwriting, letters, fabrics, or any other flat objects that recall someone special. Please bring photocopied items so as to not alter your original materials.

Throughout this workshop, you will mend these objects with other textiles and gold to create your own “Kintsugi Memory”. If you would like to leave your work to be hung in the Kintsugi: Healing through Japanese Art exhibit, you have the option to. However, you have no obligation to lend us your finished work as this is for you! These workshops are meant as a space to heal and process. We acknowledge the array of experiences each of you may bring and hope to support each other through this artistic practice as a community.

Important Information:
This event is open to all ages.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/#nav

An elevator and wheelchair-accessible entrance are available.

Questions? Contact us at info@imss.org

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