Japanese Watercolour Woodblock Winter Workshop

Japanese Watercolour Woodblock Winter Workshop

Duration: 2 days, 10am - 4pm

Price: £160

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

01296 733200

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

A two day introduction to authentic Japanese Woodblock printing from design to finished print.

This two day course will introduce you to the Japanese watercolour woodblock method, from your initial design drawing through cutting and finally printing your work. You will learn the Japanese woodblock registration system and, working on a simple print, will use multiple blocks to create a colour print. You’ll discover, during printing, how to make the colour shadings and washes that makes this delicate watercolour method such a subtle and painterly process. There will be a comprehensive fact sheet to take away along with lots of hints and tips to allow you to carry on printing at home. This is a press free method ideal for the home printer.

By the end of the course you will have explored the process of making a winter themed Japanese print, that could also be used for printing your own Christmas cards, and will take home finished prints and blocks along with a full fact sheet and enough knowledge to begin printing at home.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What to bring: All tool and materials are provided but any sketches or photos that inspire you are welcome. We will work on your designs in class so no need to plan anything in detail. I supply basic watercolours, but you are welcome to bring your own tubes if you want a wider palette.

There will be a fee of £15 for materials and sundries. This includes one block, more will be available to buy if needed (cost £3 per block). The materials fee is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included and available throughout the day. Lunch is not included so participants will need to bring a packed lunch - a fridge and microwave are available for food to be stored and heated.



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“Thoroughly enjoyed Laura Boswell's workshop on Japanese Woodblock Printing and would not hesitate to recommend any class taught by her. P.S. The whole Claydon experience was delightful and if I lived in the UK, I would definitely be interested in taking more classes.”

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th November 2018

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