Japanese woodblock printing - two day course


Duration: 2 days (10-4)

Price: £120

Run by: Rowan Mconegal
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01531 670075

The print Shed, Swinmore House
Canon Bridge
Madley
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR2 9JD

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About the Course

Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) - two day course
Sat 10th & Sun 11th March

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).



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 10th March 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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  • Teen friendly