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.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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


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 […]


The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

June 06th 2012

FINISHED Monday, August 13 to Thursday, August 16, 2012 Four days: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Farnsworth Museum Class information Location: Gamble Education Center This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing. Each person will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga provides precise registration […]


Cabrillo College Weekend, Santa Cruz, California

June 04th 2012

Moku Hanga: Japanese Waterbase Woodcut

This is an intensive weekend workshop that will teach the basics of this traditional waterbase technique. Japanese woodblock differs from western woodblock in that it is waterbase and non-toxic, it is printed with a hand-held baren, and it is printed on handmade Japanese kozo fiber paper.

This class will cover carving, printing and registration. We will plan and cut blocks, then print an edition of multi-colored prints on Japanese paper. Printmaking experience is helpful but not required. The $50 materials fee includes basic cutting tools, blocks and Japanese paper. An informational letter will be sent upon registration.

Class #01CAMH1-09
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 22 & 23
10 am – 4 pm


Lower East Side Printshop Spring Class

April 06th 2012

May 24 to June 28, 2012 FINISHED six Thursday evenings, 6:00 to 9:00 Lower East Side Printshop 306 West 37th St., 6th floor New York, NY 10018 (212) 673-5390 www.printshop.org 2012-06-28-LESP Woodblock Class


Southern Graphics Council New Orleans

March 24th 2012

March 14 to 17, 2012 New Orleans Conference Southern Graphics Council International took place in New Orleans this year. I had work in “The Print Booked” exhibition, a show that included an amazing variety of artist books curated by artist Maddy Rosenberg from gallery artists who show at her gallery Central Booking in Brooklyn, NY. […]


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