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Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga)

Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga) Annie Bissett
Friday – Sunday, March 14-16, 2014, 10-5
$375 non-members $325 members

Relief prints made from linoleum or wood tend to be bold and graphic, but the Japanese method with its waterbased pigments, brushes and hand printing allows for softer and more 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. Having three days will allow time to focus on a few of the printing techniques particular to the Japanese method. You will learn to create a bokashi (gradation), control textures using varying amounts of water or rice paste, overprint two colors to create a third color, and soften carved edges. The workshop is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice.

$375 – Non-Members

$325 – Members