When this technique was invented in Provincetown over one hundred years ago, it was a way to make Japanese Woodblock printing easier. Instead of carving a separate block for each color and registering the blocks, all of the colors are on one block. Each area is hand painted with watercolor, making this a type of printing that is very painterly.
Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means "pictures of a floating world" because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color called bokashi. Students will have the opportunity to create two and three color prints and to experiment with a variety of Japanese papers. This non-toxic print medium is colorful and subtle and allows for beautiful transparent washes of color as well as detailed textures and wood grain, all of which make for unique imagery. Please bring sketchbooks, photos and other inspirations to the first class.
Workshop fee: $495
8 Week Class: March 14 - May 2, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Take my White Line Woodcut Workshop on the Cape!
I will be teaching a Japanese Woodblock Printing workshop as a Visiting Artist at the Falmouth Art Center in July.