Print & Letterpress Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
All About Mokuhanga
This workshop will explore the possibilities of mokuhanga: Japanese-style, water-based woodblock printing, which is non-toxic and does not require a press. This method has the potential for creating precise and exact marks as well as expressive and painterly impressions. Through hands-on demonstrations, students will learn basic traditional carving and printing processes and the kento registration method to create multilayer color prints. We’ll also cover tool sharpening, paper sizing, and paper mounting. This workshop will address both fundamental methods and experimental approaches to mokuhanga—there will be something for everyone! All levels.
Professor at University of Kansas; residencies: MI-LAB (Tokyo), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium); exhibitions: Haw Contemporary (Kansas City), The Print Center (Philadelphia), CfSHE Gallery (Tokyo); collections: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Spencer Museum (KS).
Special thanks to Awagami Factory for their generous donation of handmade paper for this workshop.