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.

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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GLIMPSE at Western Wyoming Community College

March 09th 2013

GLIMPSE Printmaking Exhibition, with Debra Pearlman ROCK SPRINGS — The Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery will present Glimpse, the varied work of two printmakers, April Vollmer and Debra Pearlman, March 8 through April 25. Friday, March 8, 2013 through Thursday, April 25, 2013 Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery 2500 College Drive Rock Springs, […]


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Material Muse: Japanese Paper Inspiring Print

February 19th 2013

Southern Graphics Council International Conference March 20-23, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hosted by: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and Peck School of the Arts (PSOA) Portfolio Exhibition: Material Muse: Japanese paper inspiring print organized by Sigrid Blohm, the Japanese Paper Place The twelve artists included in this portfolio each work differently, but all […]


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Grabado y Edición Publication: Japanese Woodblock Renaissance

February 18th 2013

  Grabado y Edición is a bi-lingual Spanish/English review of new ideas in printmaking. This month’s edition includes my article on the history of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printing. It begins with an historical overview of the use of the technique from ukioyo-e prints of the 18th Century through the sosaku individualist printmakers of the early […]


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The Printmaking Center of New Jersey

February 18th 2013

Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock with April Vollmer Wednesday, June 5 & June 12, 10am – 4pm Fees: M: $300, NM: $325. Materials Fee: $40 This two-day workshop is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing for contemporary artists. Each student will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga […]


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Art in Print Publication: Mokuhanga International Article

September 09th 2012

  My article, Mokuhanga International, has been published in Art in Print. The article is a review of the current state of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock technique,  in contemporary art outside Japan. It includes a brief overview of the history starting with the famous Edo period ukiy0-e prints, through the eclipse of the technique during the […]


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International Art Assembly, Visegrad

September 09th 2012

  The International Art Assembly in Visegrad, Republika Srpska, is distinctive for including a group of international printmakers. The residency, held each August, is one of main cultural events for the Visegrad region. A group of established printmakers from around the world are invited for this program to work in a variety of techniques and […]


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Printmaking Center of New Jersey Class

September 08th 2012

Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012, 10am – 4pm 440 River Rd Branchburg, NJ 08876 (Get Directions) Email: director@printnj.org Phone: (908) 725-2110 Printmaking Center of New Jersey


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Prints Tokyo 2012

July 08th 2012

Japan Print Association Prints Tokyo 2012 International Print Exhibition Tokyo 2012 Cupola digital and woodblock print on washi 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum nominated by Yoshie Uchida October 15 to 19, 2012 Prints Tokyo Website


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Kentler International Drawing Space: Uncovered Prints

June 10th 2012

UNCOVERED: Prints Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles CURATOR: Sallie Mize ARTISTS: Tomie Arai, Barbara Bondy, Hedwig Brouckaert, Ken Buhler Andrea Callard, Beth Caspar, Philip Chen, Aaron Drew, Georg Ettl Jessie Nebraska Gifford, Charles Hancock, John Himmelfarb, Leslie Kerby Jiri Kornatovsky, Karen Kunc, Simon Lewandowski, Luce, Stephen Maine Karen Helga Maurstig, Florence Neal, Debra Pearlman, Andra […]


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