Light in Japanese Space

Light in Japanese Space: Illuminated Paper Model Making

Learn about the important role light plays in Japanese architecture with architect Aki Ishida. The class will demonstrate how materials that filter light, such as wood lattice and rice paper, have been used throughout Japanese culture, from mulberry paper lanterns to architecture, from traditional and contemporary. Participants will experiment with light and shadow by making models with translucent paper and wood, which will be illuminated for display at the end of the workshop.
*Open to all ages (8+).

About the Instructor
Aki Ishida is Assistant Professor of Architecture at VA Tech and a Registered Architect. She was raised in Tokyo and Minnesota and graduated from University of Minnesota and Columbia University. Prior to forming Aki Ishida Architect PLLC in New York in 2007, she was an associate at James Carpenter Design Associates, a studio focused on artistic and technical use of glass. She also worked at Rafael Vinoly Architects and I.M. Pei Architect. Aki’s work explores visual, poetic, and social experience of light.

Date: October 27, 2012
Time: 10:30am-3pm
Fee: $35 Students/Art Educators, $40 Members, $48 General

To register, visit our online registration page or call the museum at (540) 342-5760.