Discover this centuries old printmaking process with a fascinating history. The method employs natural materials and non-toxic pigments to make innovative and beautiful prints.
Students will learn to create a watercolor fade effect, prepare and print the grain from a wood plank, create an embossed or debossed area on a print, add mica or colored luster powder to enhance the design of a printed image, and burnish a printed area to a shine for matte/gloss contrast. Experiment with block sequence, different pigment mediums, and Asian papers.
Students may print blocks they have previously carved and proofed, or they can design and carve a new image. If you’ve taken CAW’s Introductory Mokuhanga course, this second session covers more complex printing techniques.
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: Winter 2024
Suggested Ages: 18+
6 sessions: $344.00; Capacity: 8
Exacto Knife with #11 blade(s) Set of 6 or more tubes of student quality gouache colors Small package of ten or twenty 2 oz. or 3.25 oz. clear plastic condiment cups with lids (i.e. Comfy Plastic Portion Cups online or at grocery store) Pencil and ball point pen Eraser Basic set of inexpensive colored pencils Scissor Work shirt 1 roll Bounty paper towels 1 roll wax paper ¼” flat brushes if you have them 12” ruler, preferably steel 1 roll masking tape (1/2” or ¾”) 2 one-quart or pint size (used) plastic containers with lids 2 fine line Sharpie markers, one black or blue and one red 3 zip lock gallon-size plastic bags Optional: Woodblock carving tools Hanga bake (Japanese style mokuhanga brushes)