Mokulito is an alternative printmaking process based on the principles of Lithography. It was discovered by Professor Seishi Ozaku in Japan over 30 years ago. His process replaces the traditional Bavarian slate used in lithography with a plate of plywood, which possesses the same characteristics as the Lithographic stone. Using a plywood matrix, allows the artist to make up to 25 prints. The discovery of Mokulito by Prof. Ozaku has allowed a blend of purely lithographic traces and sharp woodcut marks.
Mokulito has been protected by Japanese printmakers for much of its existence, holding it as an undiscovered art process to those outside of Japan however Polish Artists like Ewa Budka are now rediscovering the practice, pushing it to new limits and passing the technique on to other Artists around the globe.
Without the use of acids or harsh solvents, the Mokulito process is ideal for beginners and printmakers from all backgrounds. Attendees will use inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons to work on plywood plates in small groups to create a collaborative print.