About the Course
Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) - two day course
Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners, ever since it first came to the attention of (and greatly influenced) the Impressionists in the 19th century. It is a form of relief printing which uses a unique registration system, together with compatible materials - the carved woodblocks, Japanese paper (washi), and water based pigments. The press is hand held (a baren), and other equipment includes special chisels and brushes. The technique is low tech and environmentally friendly. The particular combination of materials and processes results in the unique quality of a Mokuhanga print.
The main difference between a wood engraving and a woodcut is that where the latter is cut on the plank , the former is cut on the end grain. Hence different tools are usually employed.
Rowan, who travelled to Japan specifically to learn Mokuhanga, will help you immerse yourself in Japanese aesthetics for 2 days, in this introduction to a beautiful and complex artform.
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?
Includes all materials (please bring your own packed lunch).