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. These workshops are 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.
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, and to see prints made by past class participants, take a look in the Studio.
April 3 - 5, 2015: Concord Art Association, Lexington Rd., Concord, MA.
April 24 - 26, 2015: Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA.
May 29 - May 31, 2015: here at the shop in Lyme, NH (tuition $465 including studio materials fee). Room and meals available. For more info on this workshop.