Introduction to Ise-katagami – Japanese Paper Stencil Workshop



The deadline for applications is less than a week away! Submit your application by March 27th to be a participant in the 9th annual Contextural Self-directed Summer Residency and end of Residency exhibition.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
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  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, noun
    or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

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Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 ? July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please visit for submission requirements.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

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Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, Hemorrhoids
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he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.