Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking
The Japanese developed a woodblock printing tradition using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from the carved blocks to the papers. This workshop is organized to offer an introduction to the range of wonderful tools, techniques, and materials involved in the process. Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that can be adapted to other art-making approaches including watercolor painting, and other printing approaches.. All experience levels are welcome in this lively and colorful printmaking weekend.
Each 3-day workshop is taught in six three hour sessions. Send me a note if you would like more info. To find out more, such as seeing prints made by past class participants, take a look in the Studio.
April 5 - 7, 2013: Concord Art Association, Lexington Rd., Concord, MA. (This class is full as of 2/23/13.)
April 19 - 21, 2013: Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA.(This class may also be full as of 2/23/13.)
May 31 - June 2, 2013: here at the shop in Lyme, NH (tuition $455 including studio materials fee). Room and meals available. For more info on this workshop. (This class is full as of 3/16/13.)
One other teaching option:
Last fall a fellow printmaker, Claire Emery, came to do a three-day study at the shop. She stayed at the place, ate meals with us, worked in the shop alongside all the other activities that were happening, and left with a very good command of many aspects of the hanga method. It was much less of a time commitment for me than doing a full class because . . . mostly because she was only one student. The time was very enjoyable for us both and I feel I can offer to teach this way again. You can read the time and about her work on a blog post.. For folks who have already taken the class, can't make the regurlar scheduled classes, or think they might do well with such an arrangement . . . it likely won't be painful to ask!
You can also give me a call to find out more (its always a pleasure to talk woodblock printing). I have a cell phone at 603-306-6547. If I am in the middle of a task (happens from time to time) I still will be happy to try and talk for a few minutes.