The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE Bristol will be offering a series of continuing professional development courses (CPD) aimed at, amongst others, artists, craftspeople, communicators, photographers, teachers and managers.
Japanese Water-based Woodcut Printmaking (Mokuhanga) During this immersive three-day workshop, you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing. Mokuhanga is perfect for anyone interested in a non-toxic, table-top printmaking technique. Over the course of the three days, you will learn the skills to transfer an image to Japanese plywood and carve various colour separation blocks in relief, following in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printing.
With no mechanical press required, only a hand held ‘baren’, you will learn the techniques to achieve various print effects, from ‘sesame printing’ to ‘bokashi’ (gradation), while registering your multi-block image through the simple but brilliant traditional ‘kento’ registration system. You will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible, meditative, water-based printmaking method which provides endless possibilities.
Date and time:
19 - 21 July 2021
9.30am - 4.30pm
2021 courses will take place at both UWE’s Bower Ashton (City) Campus and UWE Frenchay Campus. Course locations for each course are to be confirmed.