Upcoming Events


Japanese Bookbinding

June 22, 2019 1pm-5pm

Join artist, Ananda Connolly as she returns to teach a new workshop in Japanese Bookbinding, inspired by the unique, architectural adaptations to the Raymond Farmhouse. Participants will learn about the shoji windows and doors and the traditional materials, particularly Japanese paper or washi that was used to make them.

Using the Raymond Farm as inspiration, workshop attendees will then make a small softcover, notebook to learn the elegant technique of Japanese bookbinding and a larger, more intricate hardcover sketchbook to expand their experience and skills.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion about how the techniques may be adapted and applied to non-traditional materials and purposes.

All workshop materials will be provided

Adults $45, Students with ID $35


July Open House and Raymond Lecture Series

July 13, 2019 *Due to the July 4 holiday, our open house will be moved to the second Saturday of this month 1pm-4pm, Lecture and tour at 2:30pm

Building the Imperial Hotel— The Imperial Hotel, Antonin & Noémi Raymond and Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan

In 1919, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Antonin and Noémi Raymond, to join him in Japan to complete the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Wright was deeply influenced by the culture and aesthetics of Japan, particularly as found in woodcut prints and its wood architecture. The Imperial Hotel was the most significant commission yet for Wright, and one in which he would be staking his career. Considered to be one of the most unique buildings of the emerging modern movement, this led to Antonin and Noémi launching their own careers and setting the course for Modern Architecture in Japan.

Preregister: Adults $15, College Students with ID $10, Students 18 and under free. $20 at the door.

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The Magic of Washi, Traditional Japanese Papermaking

August 25, 2019 10 am-5 pm

Spend a day at beautiful Raymond Farm Center with paper artist Winnie Radolan, immersed in making many thin, strong and translucent sheets of washi (Japanese paper). We will be using kozo, gampi, and abaca to form the sheets, which will be perfect for printmaking, calligraphy, collage, or simply for their own sheer beauty. Learn some history, about fiber harvest, the process of cooking, beating, and sheet formation, and pressing and drying. Most fibers will be pre-beaten, but we will hold a small amount back for anyone desiring the total experience of “picking chiri” (cleaning bark bits,) followed by hand beating.

We will break at noon for a farm style lunch. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/ allergies.

No experience is necessary, just a spirit of adventure!

All materials included.

Optional to bring: Treasures to embed in your paper. Japanese paper is thin and translucent, and lends itself towards decorative inclusions if you desire. You may bring flat dried plant material to experiment with. You may also bring threads, feathers, or other interesting inclusions, as long as they are 2D, It is also fine to make paper without inclusions.

Preregister: $140 (Teaching Fee: $85, Materials and Fiber Fee $55)

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