In this two day Japanese woodblock workshop you will learn how to carve and print your own designs, using traditional techniques and materials. This printing technique does not require a press so can be done at home on a small table. Only rice paste and water-based inks are used so no solvents are required.
About Japanese Woodblock
Japanese woodblock is a beautiful non-toxic printmaking style with a long and rich history. Increase your proficiency in carving wood and build confidence with printing using traditional brushes, watercolour paints and glue. Look at inspiring woodblock prints and delve into traditional Japanese aesthetics to create dynamic images from simply using wood, paint and water. This class is aimed at beginners and also more advanced printmakers who are keen to expand their printmaking repertoire.
About the Tutor
Wuon-Gean Ho graduated in History of Art from Cambridge University, before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study traditional woodblock printmaking in Kyoto. She has since undertaken residencies, notably Caldera Arts Center, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts and the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology in the USA; the Bluecoat Arts Centre and Aberystwyth School of Art in the UK, and the castle of Montefiore Conca in Italy. She is currently studying at the Royal College of Art and an editor for the UK based magazine Printmaking Today.
She is the recipient of awards including the John Purcell Paper prize in 2007; the Printmakers’ Council prize in 2009; and the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Award of Excellence in 2010. Public commissions include a series of lunar calendar coins for the UK Royal Mint from 2014-2026.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some printmaking experience. The workshop is limited to 8 participants.
All materials will be provided but you may want to bring a sketchbook/notebook. You will be given a protective apron to wear but we advise you not to wear your best clothes, just in case!
The workshop runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, with a 45 min break for lunch. Please aim to arrive at 10.15am on Saturday so we can start on time.
All bookings are final and we cannot offer a refund, except in exceptional circumstances.
At the moment we can only offer workshops to over-18s
For more information about Hello Print Studio and Margate, including how to get here and where to stay, visit www.helloprintstudio.com or call Nick on 07779 300275