2012 The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

Winter Solstice, 2009, mokuhanga woodcut, 26 x 26 inches

August 16, 2012, Monday to Thursday
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 and great control over color and a connection to an important chapter in the history of printmaking. We will cut blocks during the first half of class and print during the second half. Each class will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock.
April Vollmer is an artist and printmaker living in New York City who primarily works in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock, but also makes drawings, collages and books. She teaches mokuhanga regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop, and has also given workshops at the Japan Society, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Pyramid Atlantic, Frogman’s Print and Paper, the Women’s Studio Workshop and many other locations.
Class size: limited to 12 students
Cost: $318 members, $366 nonmembers (includes $30 materials fee)
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials List: provided upon registration

Author: adminapril

April Vollmer is a New York artist who studied mokuhanga after receiving her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking at Hunter College. Her work has been shown widely and she teaches Japanese woodblock regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop. She has participated in many residencies including the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan, and was on the board of the first and second International Mokuhanga Conferences. Her book "Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop" was released in 2015 by Watson-Guptill.