Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodcut Tutorial

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodcut Tutorial

400.00

In this four-session one-on-one tutorial, scheduled at mutual convenience with the Master Printer, students will explore the essential techniques of mokuhanga, traditional Japanese woodblock printing.

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About the course

In this four-session tutorial with the Master Printer, students will explore the essential techniques of mokuhanga, the Japanese woodcut technique of ukiyo-e, the "floating world." The first two sessions will cover planning and carving techniques, with the final two sessions dedicated to printing.

Learn the kento registration system, carving technique, preparing a drawing for carving, coordinating among multiple blocks to develop a complex print, using watercolor pigments to achieve painterly effects.

Mokuhanga is open to students of any level, but is better suited to students with some experience in relief printing.

About the Instructor

LANE SELL, founder, owner and master printer of Shoestring Press, is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Classics and Visual Art. He has instructed at Columbia and New Jersey City University, and for the past five years has run Shoestring Press in Brooklyn, working with artists and members as well as instructing classes in a variety of print mediums. In 2013 and 2014, his silkscreen work won grants from Brooklyn Arts Council.