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Friday, February 21, 2014

Summer Study Abroad in Japan (Papermaking & Printmaking)

The University of Kansas Department of Visual Art is offering a study abroad course to JAPAN in Summer 2014! This will be offered as a 6 credit hour course focusing on Japanese paper making and printmaking. . .
It will give students a unique opportunity to participate in two artist residencies, Awagami Paper Factory and Museum (http://www.awagami.com/) and Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, MI-LAB (http://www.endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/news/index.html).  There will also be tours in Tokyo, Kyoto, Naoshima<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/travel/naoshima-japan-an-unlikely-island-as-art-attraction.html>, and we will be visiting traditional printer and carver's studios, contemporary Japanese artists' studios, visit many many contemporary galleries and museums, and even hike up Mt. Fuji!

It is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.  If you have a student that you think will benefit from this study abroad experience, please feel free to forward this email to them.

See website below for details about the program, the budget and to apply online for program.  Application deadline is March 1, 2014.

Visual Art in Japan
Dates: May 26-June 23, 2014
Directed by Visual Art Professors Yoonmi Nam and Shawn Bitters

Yoonmi Nam
Associate Professor / Associate Chair
Department of Visual Art,
1467 Jayhawk Blvd., #300  Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone 785-864-5504   Fax 785-864-4404