Mokuhanga Workshop with April Vollmer
Workshop Title: Introduction to Mokuhanga
Dates: May 15 and 16, 2022
Times: 10am to 4pm
Location: Printmakers at the Tannery Art Center studio, Santa Cruz, California
Description: Introduction to Mokuhanga is a two day class that will cover the basics of this traditional Japanese, water-based technique through the creation of an original print. The first day we will cover image transfer, registration, cutting and proofing. The second day each artist will print a small, two color edition. The final hour will be reserved for discussion and sharing learning experiences.
The workshop fee includes the following materials:
• One 8 x 10 inch wood block (both sides will be used) for each participant
• 5–6 sheets of appropriate paper for each participant’s edition
• Mokuhanga inks
• Barens (used to hand print) to share
• Carving tools to borrow and share
• Additional miscellaneous materials
Please note: there is no need for participants to purchase any additional tools or materials.
Participants should bring:
• A sketch on tracing paper of something they will create. The image size should be 7 x 9 inches or smaller.
April will send additional information on video and material resources to all participant prior to the workshop.
Each person will leave with a carved block in two colors and a small edition of prints.
Prerequisite skills needed to attend
While printmaking experience is helpful, no specific prerequisites are required.
Materials or Preparation expected
Each participant should bring a simple drawing on tracing paper, approximately 7 x 9 inches, a hard pencil, along with additional tracing paper, tape, plus any woodcut tools or barens they might already have. We will discuss options for purchasing additional tools and paper during class.
April Vollmer is a New York artist, author and educator with an MFA from Hunter College, New York. She has specialized in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut, since she visited Japan with the Nagasawa Art Park Program in 2004. She has taught workshops across the U.S. and internationally, actively promoting cultural exchange through printmaking. Vollmer is Communications Attaché for the triennial International Mokuhanga Conference. Her work has been exhibited internationally and published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today, and Contemporary Impressions. Her book on the history and contemporary use of mokuhanga, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released by Watson-Guptill in 2015. For more information please visit www.aprilvollmer.com
Class size is limited to 12 artists.
Workshop Fee: $250 CSP members; $285 non-members
The above fee includes $30 for materials supplied by the workshop instructor.
Registration open to CSP members only through April 23.
Registration opens to non-members beginning on April 24.
Cancellation has a $25 processing fee. No cancellations after May 4, 2022.