WORKSHOP: Handprinting the Chinoiserie Wallpaper from Hof Sebrechts
JUNE 2023 (workshop in september)

Margot was asked by Erfgoedcel Brugge to devise and lead a workshop during Open Monument Day ‘23 at the historic site Hof Sebrechts in Bruges. This building dates back to the 18th century when it was build as a private mansion with garden. Late 19th century it turned into a private clinic. The house must have been lavishly decorated in the 18th and 19th century. Visible remains are the handprinted chinoiserie wallpapers and the grotesque style wallpaintings on canvas (see picture left). But also decorations from the early 20th century take us by surprise, like the imitation goldleaf papers that are in remarkable good condition.

During this workshop you get an introduction on early wallpaper and how Chinoiserie became fashionable in the 18th century. We will also discuss early printing production processes and you are invited to try them yourself, using stencils with the ornaments from the Chinoiserie domino papers.

Hof Sebrechts was recently acquired by ISTOIR. You can read all about the project on their website
Date: Saturday September 9
Time: 13:30-15:30  and from  16:00-18:0
Location: Hof Sebrechts
Info & registration: not open yet
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