During this intensive two-day workshop, you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing (mokuhanga). Perfect for anyone interested in a non-toxic, water-based processes, this is a table-top printmaking technique.
Over the course of two-days you will learn the skills to transfer an image to Japanese plywood, carve several colour separation blocks in relief and print on mulberry paper with watercolours, following in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking. With no mechanical press required, only a hand held ‘baren’, you will learn the techniques to achieve various print effects, from ‘goma zuri’ (sesame printing) to ‘bokashi’ (gradation printing), 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 intricate, accessible, mediative, water-based printmaking method which provides endless possibilities during your introduction to mokuhanga.
Your tutor : Lucy May Scofield
Lucy May Schofield (1979) is a British printmaker. After studying at the London College of Printing she spent several years living in Japan, and despite now being based back in the UK, she continues to study wood-block printing with Japanese master craftspeople using traditional and contemporary mokuhanga techniques. This year she was elected an Associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work has recently been presented at The Kentler International Drawing Space in New York, Southern Vermont Arts Centre and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London. Her work is held in public and private collections including Tate Britain, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Yale Centre for British Art and Stanford University. In 2021 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust award to develop her practice in mokuhanga. Lucy was awarded the Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking in 2020.
Experience level :
Suitable for beginners or for those who may have undertaken our introductory 1 day workshop and are looking to further their skills.
What’s included on the course?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment needed to complete the course.
After attending a course with us, you will be able to join WYPW as a member to continue to practice the skills you have learned. Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course and you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: