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 reduction print in two days, demonstrating the principles of this wonderful and engaging art form which engages with natural materials on a deep level.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials, tea, coffee and herbal teas provided , but please bring your own packed lunch.
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