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Description

Japanese woodblock printmaking (Moku-hanga) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners. This relief print method uses a range of compatible materials including the woodblock, chisels, a hand held baren to press the ink into the absorbent Japanese paper, and water based inks. It is low tech and environmentally friendly. It is the particular combination of materials and processes which result in the unique quality of a Moku-hanga print. The design is transferred to the block a variety of ways, the image is carved with a range of specialised chisels and knives, and the ink applied with special brushes. Rowan travelled to Japan specifically to learn Moku-hanga, and she will show you how to do a single colour or multicoloured multi block print in two days, demonstrating the principles of this wonderful and engaging art form which engages with natural materials on a deep level.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tea, coffee and herbal teas provided , but please bring your own packed lunch. I will send out info on booking

Duration

2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Rowan Mconegal

with Craft Courses since 2013

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I have always been drawn to plants, from rescuing those discarded on waste ground, even as a child! After doing a fine art degree, working as a photographer, I then qualified as a medical herbalist in 1990, after a 6 year course which involved in depth study of many different aspects ( ancient and modern) of plant lore and working with inspiring and experienced herbalists including as Christopher Hedley, Stephen and Carol Church, and Carol Guyett. I work with people who want to learn how to use herbs sustainably in their own lives to enhance health and well being, teaching them how to identify, cultivate, harvest and make remedies, learning and respecting the power of herbs. I continue to combine arts and science, teaching Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) using water based pigments alongside my herbal practice.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • UK Holiday
  • Weekends
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Mother's Day
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Public transport
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Venue

Castleorchard, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH