Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock Printing

Education // Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock Printing

Sep 14 - Sep 16

Overview // Learn amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing in this 3-day workshop where students create a multicolor woodblock print.

We begin with a short introduction of Japanese woodblock printing history. Mokuhanga is a hands-on process using wood, watercolors, brushes, and a baren to print on Japanese washi paper. Carol will teach various printing and carving techniques, including kento registration of color blocks to the key block. We use natural, non-toxic materials, safe for the artist and the environment. This process requires a small space and no press. Students will work at their own pace, completing the workshop with an edition of prints and carved woodblocks.

This workshop is great for printmakers, wood carvers, painters, illustrators, and craftmakers of every experience level. Most materials provided by instructor (see below).

About the Instructor
"In 1994 I began to learn Japanese woodblock printing from master printers Hiroki Morinoue, Richard Steiner, Karen Kunc, April Vollmer, Kathy Caraccio, Keiko Hara and Tuula Moilanan. I learned a respect for design, color, and quality in my craft. These are qualities I pass down to my students."

Carol has created mokuhanga prints from the New York Botanical Orchid Show and exhibited orchid prints at the American Orchid Society in Del Ray Beach, FL. She is based in northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe.

Details // September 14–16, 2018. 9 AM – 4 PM
Registration $295 members, $335 general. $25 materials fee payable to instructor on first day includes woodblocks and printing supplies from Japan. Max 12 students.

Note: substitute materials for students with arthritis or hand strength limitations can be made available upon request.

Miscellaneous additional supplies listed online. Please bring these materials to class.

In consideration of our instructors, please review our cancelation policy: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrollment. The balance is required 30 days prior to the workshop date to ensure your space, after which there are NO REFUNDS. If a class is cancelled by the Museum of Art, the entire enrollment fee will be refunded.

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