Workshop: Woodblock Printing at VAC



Join us for for an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha! This workshop will be  five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on February 9th through March 9th (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: February 2, 9, 16, March 2, & 9.) 

3-Utamaro-DeeplyConcealedLove-1792-webbedMokuhanga 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.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in five 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.)

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $30 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

To register or for more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222




5 thoughts on “Workshop: Woodblock Printing at VAC”

  1. Please put me on your wait list . Camilla Dulac, 965-5395. I’m very sorry I did not register when I first heard of this class. Aloha, camilla

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