Kintsugi for Beginners: Repairing a Broken Plate to Be Better Than New

In this 90 minute course, learning the history, philosophy, and techniques of Kintsugi: the Japanese art of restoring broken plates with gold.
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90 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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Class Experience

Students will understand the art of Kintsugi and its historical origins.
Students will learn the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, one of embracing your flaws and seeing the beauty within you.
Students will learn about the unique materials required for the project.
Students will learn how to safely piece together a broken plate artistically.
Students will learn about sustainability and respect for maintaining the environment.
Students will complete a one-of-a-kind project of restoring a broken plate using Kintsugi.
Parents may order a kintsugi kit from the instructor for $30 which includes the following materials, or they may wish to obtain these materials themselves:
Broken plate
2 paint brushes
Painter's tape
Rice glue
Gold-coloured powder
Clear water-based lacquer
Small coop
The final project is showing the instructor the restored plate.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Alexandra Kitty
Lives in Canada
Kintsugi Artist, Author, and Educator
2 total reviews
4 completed classes

About Me

I teach Kintsugi and Suminagshi for both educational and therapeutic purposes.

I am an author, artist, and educator who has taught at various colleges and art schools as well as in my own studio and remotely. I have degrees in psychology and... 
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