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Korean Associaciya Paper.

Training of teachers Studio in South Korea

In 2008, the St. Petersburg Korean youth cultural center (head Lee Natalia Erikovna) organized a two-month internship Selezneva Elena and Tatiana Vasenina in a paper heart art in South Korea – the province of Chengo, Jeonbuk University (lifelong Education Center).

Curator of education two of our teachers became at this time a lecturer at the faculty of folk crafts prof. Keum-suk Park.

The classes were held on a very tight schedule every day from 9 am to 6 PM, 2 sessions a day. Korean masters have tried to teach Tatiana and Elena the basics of all kinds of Korean paper art.

The basis of Korean traditional arts is unique, Hanji paper, which began to produce more than a thousand years ago. It is made from the mulberry tree. It is the unique properties of mulberry wood Prideaux added Hanji (by the way. in translation into Russian – Korean paper) fibration, strength, durability, while it is smooth and silky to the touch. Dyed Hanji does not tarnish and does not lose its properties for many years. “Real” Hanji hand-made methods. Therefore, the learning process is Tatiana and Lena started learning the basics of production of Korean paper.

In ancient times products of hanji used in everyday life, they were made independently and the house was sold in stores and are accessible to all. From hanji made clothes, furniture, utensils and even created from pieces of colored paper pictures that can easily be mistaken for watercolors. So gradually formed a number of directions in the art of Hanji, which has befallen our teachers



Currently, the most popular works h IHO is a doll, usually in traditional dress, different ages and engaged in the practice of traditional Korean. Many songs – genre scenes from the everyday life of Koreans.

The occupation is very laborious, technique reminiscent of paper mache. Hanji breaks into small pieces, mixed with rice paste, tolchetsya into a thick dough, then applied layer by layer on the prepared form (for example a vase, a plate, etc.). After curing, the form is removed and you can start varnishing, colouring, and if that dolls to dress up

Classes are held in the paper Museum, the Museum itself is located in the Jeonju Hanok MaEul village, which represented all crafts of Korea.

Cicin – weaving with paper strings

The basis of this kind of paper art paper hanji, which is cut into strips, braided into rope, and weave them various household items. Items impregnated with a special composition, strength and functionality they are similar to ceramic ware. Clothes similar to Chisun woven from vines, but softer and more elastic.

Taught Tanya and Lena to this wonderful art In MS Moon Sook. Here she is in photos together with Lena Selezneva and President of the Association of Korean paper art by Ms. Song, Yeon Hong


Caskets, boxes for jewelry and other women’s trifles is a product h IDO . They are completely out of paper, now under the basis used thick cardboard, which is glued over the colored hanji, decorated with intricate ornaments and patterns. The pattern is transferred to the paper by pricking with a thin needle, and with it he cut out. Get the finest lace patterns. Insanely painstaking work, requiring accuracy and concentration.

Here’s a chest made Lena!


A relatively new direction and, perhaps, the most fashionable. Used black paper Hanji, which after gluing product is processed decoloring composition. Depending on the degree of processing, the paper becomes various shades of brown, gold to grey, getting under the skillful hands of a different texture, such as tree bark or skin. The t kalsec products are widely used in modern Korea in interior design. Especially popular lamps.

Art t Halsey Tanya and Lena was trained in already in Seoul, in the workshop the student head of t helisek in the Association.

Quilling (quilling)

So what is quilling? With quilling in Korea everything is fine. Call it bumagokrucheniem there. Teachers and children in schools (a must!) and adults. Kids twist strips of thick, cut from colored corrugated cardboard. Adults use regular sets similar to ours, only there are more colors – 70. Well, the most skillful manually cut strips of Hanji paper. P lotnost her scanty – 60 g/sqm (standard paper – 116g – in Korea and 120-125 in Europe and Russia).

Our academics are undoubted masters, each already had 2 decades of working with paper. With the technique of quilling they had by then were familiar. So Tanya and Lena took only a couple of classes in the city of Iksan-si where is located one of the branches of the Association of Korean paper art. At the classes they have mastered the techniques of creating different jewelry in the technique of bumgardener.

During his visit to the Korean paper art Association in Seoul, our teachers visited the exhibition of the accounting students Association.