Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Khandroling Paper Cooperative to Participate in Shelburne Falls Riverwalk Festival, June 18, 2016

[papermaking demo outside Ursa Major art gallery in Shelburne Falls, 2014]

Our application to participate in the first annual Shelburne Falls Riverwalk Festival was accepted. We are on the schedule for Saturday, June 18, 2016--2:00 -6:00 PM for a papermaking demo.

For the full schedule, click here

Join us for a celebration of art and the Deerfield River - beginning at 2 pm. Shops and galleries open while family-friendly activities are held throughout the village culminating in a special concert featuring Bella Gaia at Memorial Hall in the evening.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Some Photos from our May 15 Tibetan Drawing Class with Dara Juels

Khandroling Paper Cooperative  met in the library at Tsegyalgar East on Sunday, May 15 for a day-long workshop dedicated to Tibetan drawing as part of an ongoing series focusing on the elements. Sunday's class worked with the various manifestations of Flames taught by Dara Juels using home videos of her Tibetan husband, Yangjur who trained in Tibetan arts. Following the workshop, we took a guided tour of the Tibetan art located in the Schoolhouse shrine room where we could exam firsthand the many types of flames used

[Brenda, Paul, Sheryl and Dara  watching the video]

[Sample Flame used in butter sculptures on Torma]

Naturally, we had some "show and tell." Brenda Lilly brought in a new Lotus origami example she created to accommodate the the Mani mantra with six petals (instead of eight in our previous template) and the final HRIH inserted in the center. 

Khandroling Paper Cooperative welcomes new members Paul Lewis from Pittsfied, MA and Kichung Lizee aka "K" from Shelburne Falls (who will teach two Calligraphy workshops in the Fall).  

[K's calligraphy for MU, seed syllable for  emptiness]

Here is  Amanda Pollock's clever Lotus Mobile to house the sound system needed to project the music for the NYC parade Khaita Tibetan dancers will need. 

Our next workshop is Sunday June 5 with Sheryl Jaffe.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Workshops and Open Studios


Sunday June 5, 2016 with Sheryl Jaffe, Papermaking in the Studio and printmaking if interested. Location: Tsegyalgar East studio 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, June 12, 2016  Traditional Tibetan Amulet making (location TBA) with Dara Juels

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

NEW July 27, 28, AND 29 2016, 5th Annual Summer Papermaking on Lower Khandroling

with Sheryl Jaffee and Company

Lotus Origami sessions during Tsegyalgar's Summer Celebration on Upper Khandroling (first week in August) with Brenda Lilly Lunchtime, August 2,3, and 4, 2016

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 Bookmaking, Japanese stab binding with Patricia Lehnherdt 

Saturday, September 11, 2016 One Stroke Calligraphy with Khichung Lizzee

Saturday, October 16, 2016
Big Brush with Khichung Lizzee

All courses at Tsegyalgar, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA unless otherwise noted


Overseen by Jacqueline Gens, Open Studios are usually a Saturday or Sunday several times a month except for the first Saturday of every month when she leads a Meditation and Poetry Workshop at the Shambhala Center in Shelburne Falls.  Some days these Open Studios are focused on a particular activity related to papermaking, printmaking or other interest. We have a wide variety of equipment available. Open Studios are also available during the week by appointment. Instruction in papermaking is by donation to beginners. We also offer the services of our Hollander Beater to make custom pulps using rags and/or fibers. 

Saturday, June 25 or by weekday appointment

The following three workshops in July with be preparing pulp for our three-day Khandroling Workshop July 27, 28 and 29, 2016:

Open Studios in July:
Saturday July 9 
Saturday, July 16
Saturday July 23

Open Studios in August:
Saturday, August 13
Saturday, August 20

Special Events

June 18, 20916 River Walk Festival in Shelburne Falls 2:00 PM-6:00 PM