During this weekend workshop students will learn the basics of Japanese style woodcut, a classic technique capable of producing a variety of lines and tones. After carving wooden blocks, we will practice the traditional method of hand printing with a baren onto washi, using water based pigment. The use of these basic materials makes this process non-toxic.
Students will learn the basics of Moku Hanga or Japanese Woodcut, a traditional woodcut printing technique that is capable of producing a wide variety line qualities, tones and layers in multiple. Any relief printmaker will be familiar with the basic principles of Moku Hanga. Moku Hanga utilizes water-based pigment and hand-printing with a baren onto washi, Japanese paper made from Mullberry. The use of these basic materials in Moku Hanga printing makes this technique very non-toxic.
AGCC printshop provides instruction, miscellaneous materials important to this unique process, 9" x 12" Shina plywood per student and hand-printing tools.
Students need to show up with, woodcutting tools for printmaking (I recommend the 5 or 7 piece Power Grip brand available through the Woodcraft website from $47 to $52; allow up to 10 days for shipping), washi (Japanese paper) will be sold in the printshop and good quality water colors (I use M. Graham in tubes).
For inquiries on Printmaking Classes, please contact our Community Programs Administrator, Terry Gerald: email@example.com
To register for printmaking classes please fill out the following form and send it with payment to:
Attn: Terry Gerald
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street, Box #1
San Pedro, CA 90731
Registration Form - Printmaking