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Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga)

KiteAnnie Bissett
Friday evening 6-9, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, November 13-15, 2015
$270 members, $300 non-members
$30 materials fee

This workshop is full – call to put your name on the waiting list.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio without a press and combines well with other printmaking methods. With its transparent waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, moku hanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.

This workshop will touch on 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. We will also focus on a few of the printing techniques particular to the Japanese method, especially how to create a bokashi (gradation). The workshop is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice.

Students will need to bring their own cutting tools; recommendations will be provided. You can expect to spend between $25 and $60 on tools depending on quality.