19-4074 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.
Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)
The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on March 8 through April 5, Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm.
Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $40 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.