Friday – Sunday, September 28-30, 2018, 10-5
$350 non-members $315 members
$35 materials fee includes plates, inks, and paper
With its waterbased pigments, brushes and hand printing, traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works beautifully for artists in home studios without a press. This workshop will introduce all aspects of the process: transferring images to woodblocks, carving with Japanese tools*, using the kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren. You will also have an opportunity to try a few of the printing techniques particular to the Japanese method — bokashi (gradation), texturing by varying amounts of water or rice paste, overprinting two colors to create a third color, and softening carved edges. The workshop is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice.
*Please note that you will need to bring your own carving tools. A letter will be sent including information about what type of tools to purchase.