Wood & Water Mokuhanga

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Wood & Water Mokuhanga

March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - March 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26, 10 AM-5 PM

with Annie Bissett

Mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing with watercolors, usually requires careful planning and precision, but this workshop introduces participants to the materials used in Mokuhanga— wood, water, pigment and rice paste — without the arduous process of carving and carefully registering multiple blocks to form an image. Discover fresh and contemporary ways of using this ancient method by experimenting with uncarved (or lightly-carved) blocks of wood, masks, stencils, and pressure printing.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced printers, Wood & Water is a fun and gentle way to become comfortable with the basic ingredients of mokuhanga printing.

Note that students who want to explore carving will need to purchase and bring a few of their own carving tools. A complete materials list will be sent upon registration.

We are grateful to McClain’s Printmaking Supplies for their partial sponsorship of this workshop.

About the Instructor:

Annie Bissett (Providence, RI) began her art career as a freelance digital illustrator, working with clients such as National Geographic Society, The Wall Street Journal, Time-Life Publications, and a wide range of magazines. Her woodblock prints have been exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.



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March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am
March 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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