This is an intensive weekend workshop that covers the basics. Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is printed with watercolor and gouache, so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate kento registration system, cut directly into the block. A final significant characteristic is the use of washi, handmade Japanese kozo fiber paper, especially suited for this kind of printing. The class will begin with a short discussion of the history of Japanese woodblock, and will include hands-on demonstrations of registration, cutting, and printing. Participants will create a small edition of multi-colored prints during the class.
The $30 fee includes blocks, color, Japanese paper, and the loan of cutting and printing tools for class.
June 17 to 20, 2012 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
This class introduces contemporary artists to traditional Japanese woodblock printing, the technique used by the Ukiyo-e artists of the 18th century. With precise registration, great color, it provides a connection to one of the most important chapters in the history of printmaking. Participants will cut and print a small edition of prints to learn about this nontoxic technique. Each class will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock, including tools, sharpening, printing techniques and paper.
Caren Friedman organized this weekend intensive for 15 members of the BCCC Printmaking Club. The workshop included an overview of the history of Japanese woodblock, a demonstration, and a discussion of washi, Japanese handmade paper. All participants cut and printed editions on washi.
August 6 & 7, 2011: MECA, Maine College of Art
weekend summer class in Portland, ME
An introduction to the traditional Japanese waterbase woodblock technique, each participant will create a two color edition. Students should bring tracing paper, pencils and a sketch of an idea for a 6 x 8 print. Please bring cutting tools, the recommended set is the Power Grip 5-tool set, available at www.japanwoodworker.com Use of other tools, paper, wood, color and miscelaneous supplies are included in the materials fee.
July 11 to 15, 2011 SUMMER Weeklong Intensive: Mokuhanga, Japanese Woodcut Frogman’s Press & Gallery workshop at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota Vermillion APRIL VOLLMER CLASS PHOTOS