Japanese Woodblock (Moku Hanga) with Annie Bissett

Annie Bissett
Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, 2020, 10-5
$350 non-members $315 members
$45 materials fee includes blocks, inks, and paper

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

The ancient Japanese method of woodblock printing (moku hanga) is an elegant, portable and green method that utilizes watercolors, brushes, multiple blocks, and hand printing to produce soft painterly color relief prints. This 3-day 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 hand-held 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 have already had some experience and want to further develop their practice.
(Note: students will need to purchase and bring their own carving tools)