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Mokuhanga Japanese Woodcut (weekend)

Weekend Course

This course is not currently on the schedule

Tutor: Kate Desforges

About the course:

Mokuhanga, or Japanese woodblock printing uses water-based inks with no need for a press, which makes it a versatile, accessible and non-toxic method of printmaking. Made famous by artists such as Hokusai and the ‘Great Wave’, the technique dates back hundreds of years, and is still used by contemporary artists all over the world today.

On this hands-on weekend course you will be guided through designing and colour-separating an image by thinking in layers, transferring your image onto the block, carving your design using specialist tools, and printing your image by hand with watercolour paints, to create a small edition of A5 prints to take home. There will also be the opportunity to experiment with using creative inking techniques such as ‘bokashi’ to achieve gradients and multi-coloured prints.

The aim of the course is to give learners an idea of the possibilities of Mokuhanga. It would suit beginners or those who are looking for a refresher, but please be aware that carving does require a reasonable amount of dexterity.

Maximum of 8.00 people