August, 2020

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sat22aug(aug 22)10:00 AMsun23(aug 23)4:00 PMJapanese Woodblock Printing Course (2 Days)10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (23) Castle Orchard, Putley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH, UK

Japanese Woodblock Printing Course

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Japanese Woodblock Printing Course

Japanese woodblock printing course (Mokuhanga) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners, ever since it first came to the attention of (and greatly influenced) the Impressionists in the 19th century.

It is a form of relief printing which uses a unique registration system, together with compatible materials – the carved woodblocks, Japanese paper (washi), and water based pigments. The press is hand held (a baren), and other equipment includes special chisels and brushes. The technique is low tech and environmentally friendly.

The particular combination of materials and processes results in the unique quality of a Mokuhanga print.

The main difference between a wood engraving and a woodcut is that where the latter is cut on the plank , the former is cut on the end grain. Hence different tools are usually employed.

Rowan, who travelled to Japan specifically to learn Mokuhanga, will help you immerse yourself in Japanese aesthetics for 2 days, in this introduction to a beautiful and complex artform.


Price Includes:
All materials
Please bring your own packed lunch


22 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 23 (Sunday) 4:00 PM

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Castle Orchard

Putley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH, UK

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