Print & Letterpress Summer Session 1
May 24 – June 5, 2020
All About Mokuhanga
This workshop will explore the possibilities of mokuhanga: Japanese-style, water-based woodblock printing, which is nontoxic 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. Code 01X
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).