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Japanese Waterbased Woodcut (Moku Hanga)

Annie Bissett
Friday – Sunday, April 27-29, 2018, 10-5
$350 non-members $315 members
$35 materials fee includes plates, inks, and paper

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

With its waterbased pigments, brushes and hand printing, traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works beautifully for artists in home studios without a press. This workshop will introduce 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. You will also have an opportunity to try a few of the printing techniques particular to the Japanese method — bokashi (gradation), texturing by varying amounts of water or rice paste, overprinting two colors to create a third color, and softening carved edges. The workshop is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice.

*Please note that you will need to bring your own carving tools. A letter will be sent including information about what type of tools to purchase.

This workshop is sponsored in part by Awagami Factory who donated paper.