Discover this centuries old printmaking process with a fascinating history. The method employs natural materials and non-toxic pigments and offers the potential to make innovative and beautiful prints. Students will experience multiple aspects of the printing method, from designing and cutting the wood blocks and kento registration guides, to preparing the paper, inks, and paste for printing.
Topics will include how to use the specialized wood cutting tools, create color for blocks, and use hand pressure to transfer the image from block to paper. The traditional technique of creating smooth tonal and color gradations will also be explored. Students will create a small edition of prints, and also experiment with block arrangements, pigment colors, and textured and colored Asian papers.
The tuition for this class includes a fee of $15 for basic materials provided by CAW.
See materials section below for items students should bring to classes.
CAW requires proof of vaccination status from all who are eligible to receive it for in-person classes and workshops.
Please click here to upload your vaccination card in advance of the first day of class.
Note: if you have already submitted your vaccination card to CAW, there is no need to do it again. Also, if your class/workshop/demonstration is online, you do not need to submit a vaccination card.
Students who withdraw 48 hours prior to the first class are eligible for a refund or credit toward another class, less a $25 registration fee.
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Term: Spring 2023
Suggested Ages: 18+
6 sessions: $303.00; Capacity: 8
Small lidded plastic containers to store paste Paper Towels Apron Exacto knife (#11 blades) 1 package Speedball linoleum cutting handle with blades