Learn the basic techniques of the Japanese tradition of woodblock printmaking with water-based inks. This tradition is associated with the extraordinary lessons of design and color passed on from the earliest Ukiyo-e masters. All aspects of the process are introduced: proper care and use of the carving tools, preparing and carving the wood blocks, and hand printing using the baren. Japanese papers, water-based pigments, and color registration are also covered in the class.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
September 27 - November 15 (8 weeks)
Limited to 7 students
*Includes 30 hours of open workshop time
Takuji Hamanaka is a printmaker and painter. He has trained as a traditional Japanese woodblock printer and has worked in studios in Japan and the U.S. He has taught at various print shops and collaborated with many artists for editions. He is a recipient of the NYFA fellowship and is a Macdowell Colony fellow.