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 21 - November 16 (8 weeks)
Limited to 6 students
Kathy Caraccio, artist and founder of K. Caraccio Printing Studio and Gallery, is dedicated to collaborating with artists and providing a place where ideas can be explored. She has been a Master Printmaker for 38 years and uses traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking. Her collaborations include: Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Emma Amos, Mel Bochner and Sol LeWitt. She has taught printmaking at NYU, Columbia University, Parsons/New School, Pratt and currently at the National Academy. Kathy teaches workshops in her studio; home to a collection of 4,000 fine art prints and handmade books.