Create Decorative Kumiko
July 24-25, 2021


2-day class: SATURDAY, July 24 – SUNDAY July 25, 2021 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: sliding scale $200-$480
Materials Fee: $50
Lunches: $16 per lunch

Sliding Scale: Choose a sliding scale amount for tuition (Please read “Why do we use a sliding scale?“)

  • Full Support: I consider myself low-income/low-wealth. I cannot access this course without financial help.
  • Partial Support: I consider myself low-middle income/wealth. Paying full price for this course presents somewhat of a financial hardship.
  • Full Price: I consider myself middle income/wealth. I can afford to pay full price.  This may be a sacrifice, but I can find the resources to do so.  This is the full cost of running a Hammerstone course including paying our teachers a fair wage, covering insurance, maintaining our tools and facilities, managing administration, and supporting our family.
  • Partial Contributor: I consider myself upper-middle income/wealth. I would like to make a donation on top of the full price of the course in order to help subsidize access for those who cannot pay the full tuition.
  • Full Contributor: I have the resources to make a substantial donation to ensure that these classes remain accessible to people of all income/wealth levels

Lunches: Reserve a lunch at a cost of $16/day of class (Optional).
Payment Options: Pay the full amount now, or hold your spot with a deposit (remainder of payment due 2 weeks before class begins)
Gift certificates: If you are using a gift certificate for all or part of your payment, choose your options here and then use the “Pay by cheque” option on the checkout page and send the certificate as your check.

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Kumiko!  A traditional Japanese art.

Sliding Scale Payment:  Because COVID-19 has continued to impact our nation, especially the most vulnerable among us, we are continuing our sliding scale policy for our classes in 2021.  Materials costs are not included in the sliding scale.  Please choose a tuition amount between $200 and $480 (or more) that you can afford to attend this class. Choose one of the 5 sliding scale amounts, or use the “Pay By Check” payment method at checkout and include a custom tuition amount in the notes field at checkout.  Please pay what you can (read our guidance on how to choose a payment here).  Your support allows us to continue offering the sliding scale benefits to those with financial challenges!

You will need to bring: Hammerstone will provide all the tools you need to create a beautiful kumiko panel in this class.  If you wish to invest in the more sophisticated tools required for kumiko, start with this tool list.  Please let us know if you plan to bring your own tools.

Who is this class for: This woodworking class is open to women of any skill level.

Pre-requisites: None

Overview: Kumiko is a type of traditional Japanese woodworking used to create beautiful shoji screens.  Mastering the art of kumiko takes patience and excellent hand tool skills.  But modern woodworking tools and some clever jigs help make basic kumiko accessible to all of us.  In this class, you will refine your chisel skills and use a simple wooden jig to cut out the small parts needed to assemble a beautiful kumiko panel which is yours to take.  Jigs are available for purchase if you wish to continue making kumiko.  Additionally, kits to build frames for your panel are available for purchase at the end of class.

Lead Instructor: Maria Klemperer-Johnson

Topics Covered:

  • Handsaw skills
  • Chisel skills
  • Basic table saw skills
  • Jig making

Project Description: Students will construct a panel consisting of three beautiful asa-no-ha (hemp leaf) patterns surrounded by a border.

Take Home: Students take home their assembled kumiko panel.  Hardwood frame kits and jigs are available for purchase.

Additional information

Sliding Scale Tuition

1. Full Support: $200, 2. Partial Support: $270, 3. Full Price: $340, 4. Partial Contributor: $410, 5. Full Contributor: $480

Materials Fee



Lunches ($16/day), No Lunches

Payment Options

Hold my spot with a $100 deposit, Pay in full now

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