Decorative Japanese Panels with Matt Kenney October 5-6, 2019


$330 tuition, $45 material fee payable to Matt
Key Points:
*How to make a kumiko frame and hemp leaf pattern
*Making precise jigs for accurate and fine work
*Good paring technique with a chisel
*How to work quickly without making mistakes
*The joy of quiet work at the bench

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


The intricate geometric designs that decorate shoji screens are called kumiko, and although they look very difficult to make, they actually aren’t. The frames are made quickly at the table saw, and the small infill pieces are made with a chisel and pair of guide blocks. In this class students will learn the fundamentals of kumiko by first making a small panel with one leaf pattern in it. Students will then learn how to lay out the frame for a larger panel, and fill it in with leafs of different sizes. Along the way, Matt will explain and demonstrate how the jigs and techniques he uses to create decorative Japanese panels efficiently without sacrificing accuracy and beauty. It’s an enjoyable process that’s easy to fit into a few hours at a time; perfect for the busy woodworker who’s able to find shop time an hour or two at a time. The panels make great gifts for birthdays and the holidays.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.