Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

With the end result resembling a refined watercolor painting on paper, this workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga, as taught by an award-winning artist in the field. This workshop will be offered twice: dates in May or July. Please see dates below for the timeframe that works best for you.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 to Saturday, May 31, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014 to Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Registration Fee: $275 / Materials Fee: $25

Registration is closed.

With the end result resembling a refined watercolor painting on paper, this workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga, as taught by Linda Beeman, an award-winning artist in the field. Moku, meaning wood, and hanga, meaning print, is a traditional method which uses watercolor pigment, wood block, Japanese carving tools, rice paste and Japanese paper to create beautifully cultivated prints. The process is versatile and non-toxic and can be done entirely by hand without a printing press. Participants will learn how to transfer an image of their choosing onto a small wood block, how to carve their image out of the block using traditional Japanese tools, how to print a multi-color woodcut on Japanese paper using a tool called a baren, and how to apply the kento registration system. Information about the culture of Japan will also be shared as a part of the process.

All supplies and media will be provided by the instructor as a part of the workshop materials fee.

All skill levels are welcome.

Instructors

Linda Beeman

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

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