April Vollmer is a New York artist and printmaker who works primarily in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock. She also makes drawings, collages, books and digital prints. She teaches regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop and has given workshops across the country. Her prints have been exhibited internationally. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today and Contemporary Impressions, and she recently completed writing a full length book: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop,
for more details about the book visit www.japanesewoodblockprintworkshop.com.

BOOK: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

November 01st 2016

Book Publication NEW RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2015 Three years in the writing, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, A Modern Guide to an Ancient Art, by April Vollmer, is being published by Watson-Guptill. A comprehensive handbook of materials, techniques and resources, the book is intended to make this waterbased technique accessible to contemporary artists. Press Release–Japanese […]


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2016 Book Events

April 21st 2016

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn, New York Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey Saturday, May 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 Lecture and Hands-on Demonstration, part of the exhibition Impressions of the Natural World, Japanese Prints from the Special Collections Division Morgan […]


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Newark Public Library Lecture and Workshop

April 18th 2016

Impressions of the Natural World: Japanese Prints from the Special Collections Division on view at The Newark Public Library April 18 – August 6, 2016 On Saturday, May 21, from 2-4pm, the noted mokuhanga artist April Vollmer will present a lecture and demonstration of the printing process at the Main Library. Participants will be able […]


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2016 Classes

March 03rd 2016

 2016 UPCOMING MOKUHANGA CLASSES An introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing, with precise registration, rich color, and a connection to an important chapter in the history of printmaking. Mixit Print Studio, Boston, Massachusetts June 20 to 24, 2016 One week class at this open access studio MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, New Mexico July 11 to 15, […]


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MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, NM, 2016

January 08th 2016

July 11 to 15, 2016 This intensive week long class begins following Santa Fe’s famous International Folk Art Market, July 8 9 and 10, so come a little early to enjoy this world renowned festival. The class takes place in Santa Fe at the studios of MakingArtSafely, devoted to promoting environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. Making […]


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MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2015

April 14th 2015

July 13 to 17, 2015 This intensive week long class begins following Santa Fe’s famous International Folk Art Market, July 10, 11 and 13  (www.folkartmarket.org), so come a little early to enjoy this world renowned festival. The class takes place in Santa Fe at the studios of MakingArtSafely, devoted to promoting environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. […]


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Lower East Side Printshop Spring 2015 Class

February 16th 2015

May 11-15, 2015 One week intensive, five days 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. While a familiarity with woodblock  will be useful, all levels are welcome. We will create and print a small edition of waterbased woodblock prints with the Japanese technique of printing with a baren. Lower East Side Printshop 306 West 37th […]


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2014 Exhibitions

March 24th 2014

  November 7 – December 14, 2014 NEW YORK MOKUHANGA New York Mokuhanga at Kentler Water-based Woodblock Prints Curator: Florence Neal Photos of the exhibition and printing demonstration are here. Artists: Takuji Hamanaka, Ursula Schneider, Yasu Shibata, April Vollmer     Past Exhibitions: February 19 to April 18, 2014 Abstract American Mokuhanga, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, […]


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Spring 2014 Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri

March 22nd 2014

Spring 2012
I will be demonstrating mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printmaking at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival. For more information visit the Garden’s website here.

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Upcoming Japanese Woodblock Classes

October 02nd 2013

Cabrillo College, Aptos, California One week class, January 19 to 23, 2015 a week-long class in beautiful Santa Cruz Making Art Safely One week class, July 13 to 17, 2015 a week-long class in exciting Santa Fe following the Folk Art Festival weekend Lower East Side Printshop check soon for spring listing 306 West 37th […]


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