Chapters

Chapters are local gatherings of decoupeurs-members of our Guild.

Each chapter plans its own program, workshops, exhibits, projects, lectures, and demonstrations for the various types of découpage. Some chapters meet monthly or quarterly, lasting for a period of one to three days.

Find your local chapter and join, or start a new chapter in your area!

Milestones

Contacts:

  • Bulgarian Chapter
    President: Lyubomira Boncheva
  • Greek Chapter
    President: Caterina Koukoulitsa
  • Japanese Chapter
    President: Midori Nagata
  • Korean Chapter
    President: Jon Sun Kyung
  • South African Group-The South African Chapter formed a separate Guild in 2002. There is a continued collaboration between the Guilds with many SA Guild members being members of our Guild as well.
    Contact Person: Cheryl Neethling
 

Japanese Chapter

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Japanese Chapter

Japan

My name is Hajime Helen G. Ando and I came to Los Angeles, California from Tokyo, Japan in 1986 looking for an opportunity to study and while I was living in the USA, I found the Découpage Guild back in 1995.
My Guild started with Ms. Marion, it would have been nothing without her! I am so grateful to have worked with her and I still do. Without Ms. Marion there would not be a Tokyo Chapter.

When Midori Nagata, who is now the President of the Tokyo Chapter in Japan, sent a letter to the Découpage Guild in 1997 asking how she could communicate with members of the Guild in the USA, I contacted Midori right away and we started the cooperation with Japan.
Since I did not know that there were active members in Japan at that time, I had so much joy in helping them to establish the Tokyo, Japanese Chapter. At the same time, I contacted older guild members in Japan who had been members for years, ever since the Guild was founded. I was learning to have a good relationship with people outside of the USA.
Ms. Midori Nagata had about eight students at the time and she became the president of the Tokyo Chapter. Then both she, along with her staff all became members of the Guild. Today the number has grown to twenty three members!
In the years since 2002, the Tokyo Chapter holds regular exhibitions and workshops.
Ms. MJ Toole, Ms. Lois Jenkins, Ms. Billie Burandt and many others have been a great help with their How-To Videos and sample works. I have been a very happy messenger, sending to Tokyo all the materials that they needed. I have been translating The Dialogue and corresponding between Japan and the USA ever since.
I also had the opportunity to translate their découpage book from Japanese to English, they published a couple of great books about traditional decoupage, as some of you may already know.

Midori is doing very well and this year the Tokyo Chapter held their Exhibition of Découpage works in Tokyo Japan in March.

 

Korean Chapter

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Korean Chapter

Korea

The Korea Chapter of N.G.D-DAW works actively with joining various exhibitions and fairs and decoupage education in many culture centers. And it makes characteristic works using Korean traditional patterns and forms. Also the Korea Chapter of N.G.D-DAW is developing more and more through interchange with Japan.