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.
Tuition for this class includes a fee of $20 for basic materials provided by CAW.
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: Fall 2023
Suggested Ages: 18+
6 sessions: $354.00; Capacity: 8
Apron or work shirt Exacto knives (#11 blades) Small package of 2 oz. or 3.25 oz. disposable plastic condiment cups with lids 1 roll wax paper 1/4" flat brushes if you have them 12" ruler, preferably steel, 1 roll 1/2" or 3/4" masking tape 3 1-gallon plastic zip-lock bags Scissor 2 one-quart or pint size plastic containers with lids (used, i.e. cottage cheese) 1 roll of paper towels Pencil Eraser Ball-point pen Inexpensive basic set of colored pencils Spiral bound sketchbook with approx. 20 pages