Horizontal TabsDescription Participants in this workshop will learn to make a color woodblock print using watercolor inks and gain rare insight into the ancient Japanese woodblock printmaking process know as mokuhanga, as taught by Michigan creative, Mary Brodbeck. Monday, July 6, 2015 to Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Registration Fee: $275 / Supply Fee: $35 Register Here This workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga. 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. At the end of the workshop, a print exchange will occur offering each student the opportunity to go home with a portfolio from their classmates. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Faculty Mary Brodbeck Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock Schedule Monday, July 6 8:30 - 9 a.m.Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108 Introduction to Mokuhanga: history, tools, paper, wood, pigment, and registration system. Demonstrations will be held. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Designing print, explanation of color separation and layering. Noon – 1 p.m.Lunch Break 1 - 3 p.m.Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Continuation of design, layout onto woodblocks. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Continuation of design, layout on to woodblocks, begin carving with guidance from instructor. 5 - 5:30 p.m.Clean-up 5:30 p.m.Dinner BreakClass concludes for the day. Tuesday, July 7 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 5: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Carving, carving, carving, with guidance from instructor. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 6: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Carving, carving, carving, with guidance from instructor. Noon - 1 p.m.Lunch Break 1 - 3 p.m.Class Session 7: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Carving, carving, carving, with guidance from instructor. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Class Session 8: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Demonstration of mokuhanga painting techniques, preparation of student printing. 5 - 5:30 p.m.Clean-up 5:30 p.m.Dinner BreakClass concludes for the day. Wednesday, July 8 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 9: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Printing, with guidance from instructor. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 10: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Printing, with guidance from instructor and In-Class Lecture: The Culture of Japan from a Michigan Artist's Perspective. Noon - 1 p.m.Lunch Break 1 - 3 p.m.Class Session 11: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Printing, with guidance from instructor, and drying prints. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Class Session 12: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Final critiques and wrap-up. 5 - 5:30 p.m.Clean-up and Class Conclusion Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments. Supplies Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock Supplies All supplies will be provided. A $35 supply fee will be collected at the time of registration and covers woodblock, washi (paper), baren, ink, and access to carving tools and other materials. Watercolor Printmaking Image Prep Three days is a very short time to plan, carve and print a multi-colored woodblock, so your image should be pretty well developed by the time you arrive, and fairly simple. You can work from a photo or an image you’ve made in another medium but you will need to convert the image to a line drawing that is simple enough to trace onto the block with carbon paper. For the purposes of this workshop, think in terms of overlapping shapes as opposed to the traditional ukiyo-e style of black linework filled with color (as in a coloring book). Carving relief linework is difficult and time-consuming and beyond the scope of this workshop. Your image size will need to be 5" x 7”. Also, think about color and please plan to create a simple image. The pigments are transparent so shapes can be overlapped to create a 3rd color (blue and yellow = green) and carved off shapes use the white of the paper as white. If you have carving tools that you would like to use, please bring them, otherwise tools will be available on loan during the workshop.