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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Water-based Woodcut)

with Annie Bissett

Friday – Sunday, October 15-17, 2021, 10-5

$350 non-members $315 members
$35 materials includes blocks, inks, paper

This workshop is full.  Email to be on the waiting list

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,  mokuhanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.

This 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 taken a mokuhanga workshop and would like to sharpen their skills.

Note that students will need to purchase and bring their own carving tools.