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Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

weekend Course

This course is not currently on the schedule

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

About the course:

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a tabletop, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and colour separation print, in the tradition of Ukiyo-e, using Japanese tools, plywood and water-based inks. With countless possibilities, and minimum equipment (only a baren, no press required!), you will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible printmaking method.

Mokuhanga also has the benefit of being solvent free, using water-based inks rather than oil-base inks. The flexibility of not needing a heavy press or other specialist equipment means it is great even for the kitchen table or small studio.

Lucy May Schofield is a very successful artist/book maker. She has undertaken artist residencies in Japan, Iceland, California, Scotland and is currently based in rural Northumbria as part of a year long artist residency programme with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). Lucy’s work was recently exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary, Art Toronto and The London Art Fair.

Her works are held in public and private collections including Tate Britain, Yale Center for British Art, Stanford University, Chelsea College of Art, London College of Communication, Winchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, State Library of Queensland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Maximum of 9 people