Japanese Woodblock

27 September, 4 October, 11 October 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leader – Wuon-Gean Ho

We are pleased to announce our latest course here at East London Printmakers. Japanese Woodblock is a beautiful non-toxic printmaking technique with a long history of tradition. On this course you will learn how Hokusai made his prints with multiple blocks that fit together seamlessly in order to create his iconic works. You will learn a bit about the history of Japanese woodblock prints and look at artists working in this field at the moment. You will design your own multi-coloured prints starting with a single postcard sized image, and working towards a two to four colour image. You will be taught how to use the traditional tools to carve your image in soft shina plywood, and learn how to print by hand onto traditional Japanese paper with traditional brushes, water based paints and glue. 

Carving tools are supplied so you can take these home to continue printing at home after the course.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, then there are still a couple of places left, continue reading and book your place here.

You can also take a look at Wuon-Gean’s work here: http://www.wuongean.com/