Moku Hanga: The Art of the Japanese Woodblock (five-day immersive workshop)

In this workshop, you will learn the traditional Japanese woodcut printmaking technique Moku Hanga. This course covers drawing and transferring your image to your wooden block, safely carving the image with chisels, preparing Japanese paper for printing, mixing inks, and printing three colors by hand.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Creating a drawing appropriate for a moku hanga print

  • Transferring the drawing to the woodblock board

  • Safe carving practices

  • Preparing Japanese paper for printing

  • Techniques for mixing ink

  • Registering colors using Japanese registration

  • Techniques for printing three colors by hand

Supplies for the first class:

  • Please bring a notepad and something to write with *

Additional supplies, which will be discussed:

  • Japanese paper

  • Newsprint *

  • Newspaper *

  • Four small jars or tupperwares (baby food sized jars)

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.