Rice pasting

with Heather Leier, Coping and Care
In-person Workshop: November 6, 2–3:30pm
Free + Open to all

Join Coping and Care artist Heather Leier, and participate in a Rice Pasting workshop. This is an in-person program that takes place at Union Gallery. To participate in this program, proof of vaccination is required. Attendance will be limited.

Image: Heather Leier, Strategies for Intervention, 2019–2021, screenprint on Tatami paper | Courtesy of the artist.

Through this workshop, Heather Leier will demonstrate how she temporarily adheres Japanese papers onto non-porous surfaces using sticking paste and water. Through this method, you can transform works on paper such as prints, into seamless installations within galleries and public spaces.

Material list

A livestream video of this workshop is archived on our Instagram. You'll need the following materials to follow along:

  • Prints or other images on Japanese papers such as Kozo/Mulberry; prints must be water-insoluble
  • Yamato sticking paste
  • Container or bowl
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Acetate larger than your prints
  • Wide brush (Hake brushes work well)
  • Absorbent towel or shop towels


Heather Leier

Heather Leier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary in Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, Canada. Through her art practice, she employs research-creation approaches to examine embodied trauma and problematize shared assumptions of socially constructed life-phases and identities. This work ranges from the production of printed ephemera to life-size site-specific print installations all of which draw attention to negotiations of space and endurance with violence. Leier has exhibited her work widely both nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Spain, China, USA, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, Poland, Egypt, Mexico, and Taiwan. Leier has curated a number of contemporary art projects and was the 2020 recipient of the University of Calgary Sustainability Teaching Award. When she isn’t teaching or working on various print projects, she is likely tending to her growing plant collection or helping to facilitate gallery programming at Alberta Printmakers Society.