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Bookbinding Workshop

Basic Bookbinding & Book Repairs.

“Your First Steps in Bookbinding”
Learn how to give your worn books a new lease on life at the BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP.

Two Day workshop 30 & 31 January 2021. This workshop is part of our first Museum Saturday of the year!

Each day starts at 10H00 – 16H00.

Price: R875

Bookbinding Workshop
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Museum Saturday A Still from Life – inks, cakes and teas workshop

Join artist Zayaan Khan for a tea time extravaganza in the third installment of her workshops at the Rupert Museum. We will be drinking indigenous teas, while learning about each plant (inclusive of propagated takeaways). Using edible inks of everyday, as well as not the usual foodstuffs – you will be creating delicious still lifes as you decorate your own tea time treats.

Attendance is free, all materials will be provided. Booking is essential. Limited seats available. Please make sure you make a separate booking for each person.

Museum Saturday A Still from Life – inks, cakes and teas workshop
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Museum Saturday GYOTAKU “FISH RUBBINGS” Adults Workshop

This workshop is fully booked, please email denise@rupertmuseum.org to be on the waiting list. 

Hundreds of years ago Japanese fishermen wanted some proof to take home of the size of the fish that they’d caught. They fished carp for sport, not for eating, so they released the fishes that they’d caught back into the water.

Some started to place the rice paper from their sandwiches over the fish and gently rub an imprint of the wet fish onto the paper. At least it showed the head and tail, so an idea of size was possible. Then they started to add some stain or mud or harmless watercolour to their water. Some beautiful fish rubbings started materialising and soon it became an art form. Today Gyotaku is still practiced as art. Just Google it and see the weird and wonderful rubbings that people make.

Of course we won’t use live fish, but we’ll be using frozen fish bought from a fishmonger. Any fish is possible to print, but those with scales and rugged fins print better.

It’s acceptable to add the eye afterwards, as the eye tends to become a black blob when rubbed. It’s also acceptable to add some hand colouring afterwards. There are no strict rules. You’re going to start with the basics of the tradition, but then progress to experiment and to add your own flair to your artworks.

Each attendee will be able to print at least two works.

What to bring? Please bring OLD CLOTHES; you WILL get dirty! The fish and the rest will be supplied.

Also bring your best smile and sense of adventure. This is going to be unforgettable.

Limited seats available, book now. Please make sure you make a separate booking for each person.

Museum Saturday GYOTAKU “FISH RUBBINGS” Adults Workshop
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Museum Saturday GYOTAKU “FISH RUBBINGS” Kids Workshop

This workshop is fully booked, please email denise@rupertmuseum.org to be on the waiting list. 

Hundreds of years ago Japanese fishermen wanted some proof to take home of the size of the fish that they’d caught. They fished carp for sport, not for eating, so they released the fishes that they’d caught back into the water.

Some started to place the rice paper from their sandwiches over the fish and gently rub an imprint of the wet fish onto the paper. At least it showed the head and tail, so an idea of size was possible. Then they started to add some stain or mud or harmless watercolour to their water. Some beautiful fish rubbings started materialising and soon it became an art form. Today Gyotaku is still practiced as art. Just Google it and see the weird and wonderful rubbings that people make.

Of course we won’t use live fish, but we’ll be using frozen fish bought from a fishmonger. Any fish is possible to print, but those with scales and rugged fins print better.

It’s acceptable to add the eye afterwards, as the eye tends to become a black blob when rubbed. It’s also acceptable to add some hand colouring afterwards. There are no strict rules. You’re going to start with the basics of the tradition, but then progress to experiment and to add your own flair to your artworks.

Each attendee will be able to print at least two works.

What to bring? Please bring OLD CLOTHES; you WILL get dirty! The fish and the rest will be supplied.

Also bring your best smile and sense of adventure. This is going to be unforgettable.

Limited seats available, book now. Please make sure you make a separate booking for each person.

Museum Saturday GYOTAKU “FISH RUBBINGS” Kids Workshop
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Museum Saturday Prints by Nature Kids Workshop (Fully Booked)

Join us for a workshop (6-10yrs) with artist Fawa Conradie, inspired by the beauty the Museum Garden has on offer. You will be collecting an array of nature’s beauty from seeds to fallen leaves, in the attempt to create beautiful monoprints you can take home.
Attendance is free, all materials will be provided.

Limited seats available, book now.

Museum Saturday Prints by Nature Kids Workshop (Fully Booked)
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Museum Saturday Preserving Time in Honey, a take on Still Life (Fully Booked)

What makes honey so special, universally known as sweetener and medicine? Honey has been uncovered in tombs around the world, being thousands of years old, yet still perfectly preserved – a perfect time machine of the pollens and bees of that time and space. Join us for a workshop taking the still from life and creating new life with honey by learning easy fermentation techniques with
Zayaan Khan!

Booking is essential. Limited seats available.

Museum Saturday Preserving Time in Honey, a take on Still Life (Fully Booked)
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