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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Water-Based Woodcut)
April 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
with Annie Bissett
April 22-24, 2022, 10-5
This workshop is full. Email to be on the waiting list.
$375 non-members, $325 members, +$35 materials fee includes blocks, paper, ink
Limited to 8 participants
Mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing, is an elegant, green, and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio and combines well with other printmaking methods. With its transparent waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand without a press, mokuhanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.
This intensive workshop will introduce all aspects of the process: transferring images to wooden blocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the Kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren. We will also focus on a few of the printing techniques particular to the Japanese method, especially how to create a bokashi (color gradation).
This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as students who have already learned mokuhanga and want to sharpen their skills.
Note that students will need to purchase and bring their own carving tools.
All workshop participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and be prepared to show proof of vaccination at the workshop. Mask wearing required.