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 in Japan.
In this workshop we will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste (a dispersing agent) to create painterly gradations of color called bokashi. Students will have the opportunity to create two and three colored 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 result in unique imagery. Please bring sketchbooks, photos, and other inspirations to the first class
This workshop is appropriate for all levels. The cost is $285 (all materials included). Class will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a 45 minute lunch break.
Workshop fee: $285
August 3 & 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Visit the Arundel Farm Art Gallery website to register.