In-House Workshops

Wood & Water: Mokuhanga Monotypes

Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5, 2021, 10-5
$250 non-members   $225 members
$35 materials fee includes blocks, ink, paper
This workshop is full.  Email to be on the waiting list
Mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing with watercolors, usually requires careful planning and precise registration of multiple carved blocks to create an image. In this newly developed workshop, participants will utilize the techniques of traditional mokuhanga — brushing waterborne pigments onto wooden blocks and taking an impression with a hand-held baren — in a more improvisational and spontaneous way than is usually done. 
Experimenting with both carved and uncarved blocks, masks, stencils, and various types of brushes, participants will have the opportunity to discover fresh and contemporary ways of using this ancient method. This workshop, which is suitable for both beginners and experienced printers, is a fun and gentle way to become comfortable with the basic ingredients of mokuhanga printing: wood, water, pigment and rice paste.
Note: students will need to purchase and bring their own carving tools. Details will be provided after registration.