Hanji, Korean Traditional Art, Experience
Korean, little English
Hello! My name is Hwal Ran and I am running a Korean Paper Art Experience Products program. At first, as I was in love with making Hanji crafts, I made them by myself and sold them to customers. As time went by, I changed my mind to share the experience with other people and also teach them how to do it so that people can better understand the real Korean culture. Now, I would like to introduce Korean paper art to people from all over the world in order to make them to have an interesting experience while visiting Korea. Korean paper art is a traditional craft art decorating lamps, paper pen, frame, hand mirror and etc with Korean traditional paper Hanji. Hanji comes with various colors and has unique bright colors that's just enough to grab your attention. The materials that I offer all come from Jeonju, which is the original place where Hanji started. Although I don't speak fluent English, there's no problem in giving lessons and I will show you demonstrations of how it works and provide you with simple instructions. I held sessions for over 10 years now to tourists and most of them loved after taking it. I want to share my background to all of you. 1997 Started as a Hanji craft instructor Instructor for teacher training 2006 Opening of Hanjichuoek craft center Awarded with special prize in Grand Art Exhibition of Korea held by Korea Fine Arts Association Awarded with special prize in National Hanji Craft Competition held by The Traditional Paper Artists Association 2009 Displayed in Colored Hanji Member Exibition held by Korean Paper Technology Association - "Hanji to World" Manufactured tailored frame with traditional motifs for festival of the year of interchange of Korea and China (held by Ministry of Culture) 2010 Introduced Hanji crafts program at NHK educational broadcast of Japan Selected as the most 20 must visit place in Insadong, Jongrogu Judge of Chamjongi Crafts Contest ~until 2014 2011 Introduced in a book(as part of experiences in Seoul), whose author is Shioda Sadaharu, a Japanese actor Invited artist for Hangeul Saegimjeon Invited Artist Exhibition 2014 Appeared in 'Ggureogi Tamgusenghwal', a program of SBS 2016 Appeared in 'Finding Mom', a program of EBS 2017 Displayed in Mauematti exhition Instructor for multiple workshops There's no need to worry about level of difficulty! I had customers from all over the world and they all found Hanji crafts easy and exciting to make! So don't hesitate and join me :) Come and experience the best Hanji crafts!