Japanese woodblock printmaking, bookbinding and box making

19th - 23rd September, 2016
Tutor: Lucy May Schofield
Course Fee: £350

Fully Booked!

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Over the course of 2 and a half days, learn the basic skills to create a key block and colour separation print, in the stunning tradition of Ukiyo-e images, using Japanese tools and materials. With countless possibilities to explore and minimum equipment (only a hand-held baren, no press required!), you will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this captivating printmaking method.

In the following two and a half days you will develop the skills to create four different Fukuro Toji Japanese binding styles, (four hole, noble, tortoise shell and hemp leaf), to be housed within a Hako Chitsu fold-down Box. Using authentic Japanese printed papers, washi and vintage kimono fabrics sourced from Japan, you will have the opportunity to create a selection of the strongest, most elegant and beautiful bindings for printmakers and artists.
All courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential is you are signing up for an outdoor-based course. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day!