Learn the art of Mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, in this intensive introductory workshop. Each participant will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this water-based, nontoxic technique. Mokuhanga provides precise registration and great control over color and a connection to an important chapter in the history of printmaking. Students will cut blocks during the first half of class and print during the second half. Each class will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock.
April Vollmer is an artist and printmaker living in New York City who works primarily in Mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock, but also makes drawings, collages and books. She teaches Mokuhanga regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop, and has also given workshops at the Japan Society, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Pyramid Atlantic, Frogman’s Print and Paper, the Women’s Studio Workshop and many other locations.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $318 members, $366 nonmembers (includes $30 materials fee).
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: provided by the instructor