Fundamentals of Japanese Rope is a two-month series designed to give you the tools you need to start tying in the Japanese style of rope (aka shibari or kinbaku). The program consists of two courses, Fundamentals I and II. Each course runs four consecutive weeks on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm. We alternate courses each month, and the courses may be taken in any sequence and at any time.
Fundamentals I: Expression &
This class focuses on intentional communication through and about rope. By deconstructing and reconstructing a single pattern, students will explore how to collaboratively create, analyze, and improve rope scenes.
2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th
Form & Movement
This class focuses on efficient tying and body movement. Students will learn footwork, body manipulation, rope handling, and how to build stable patterns in rope using tension, frictions, and other basic techniques.
3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Our events are held at Outerspace Studios in Wicker Park, directly above Volumes bookstore. The Damen blue line stop is very close to the studio.
When you arrive, press the button for “Sun Studio” and you will be buzzed in. The studio is up the stairs and to the right. The venue requires that shoes be removed at the top of the stairs prior to entering the studio.
Parking can be difficult in this neighborhood but often can be found on Milwaukee or on the streets surrounding the park. We recommend that those who are driving allow at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking.
Please note that Outerspace Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Entering the studio requires ascending a long flight of stairs.