This is a 2-day workshop. Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.
Mokuhanga is a traditional waterbased printmaking method developed in Japan in the early sixteen hundreds. Many of the iconic Japanese images we still see today, such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa, were created in this method.
On the first day of this course participants will develop an image and complete the carving of two wood blocks. On the second day they will learn to mix inks, apply inks to wood using brushes, and press their image onto paper.
Results of Mokuhanga can be both delicate and bold with strong imagery that is both minimalistic and reminiscent of the natural world. The skills developed during this workshop are easily transferable to other mediums especially other printmaking forms.
Material fee includes supplies provided by instructor. See student supply list for further details.
This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars
Desiree is a visual artist working and living in Victoria BC. Predominately working in the medium of printmaking, Desiree loves to learn and expand her skills within both contemporary and traditional methods of printmaking. She is skilled in etching, mezzotint, screen printing and relief printmaking, including her expansion over the last few years into Mokuhanga: Japanese woodblock printmaking.
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