In the 1960s, the art form known as Etagami, or more simply referred to as “Japanese postcard art,” was conceived by a calligrapher known as Kunio Koike. Now Etagami is practiced worldwide, captivating artists and art lovers alike, and you can do it too!
Keene Valley Library is experimenting with a craft class! This weekend they will be hosting a virtual Etagami class with experienced painter and teacher, Harriet Kline. No experience? No worries. All are welcome, and the classes is specifically suited to non-painters, beginners, and imperfectionists.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Paper, newspaper, butcher block paper, or scrap paper
Blank postcards or watercolor paper
Black ink and a small paintbrush or a black marker
Watercolor paints, water-based markers, or anything that makes color- this includes colored pencils, crayons, or pastels
Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid carries most of these items, but they can also be purchased online. Keene Valley Library can also lend out paints and brush sets upon request.