Japanese Watercolour Woodblock Winter Workshop

Japanese Watercolour Woodblock Winter Workshop


Tutor: Laura Boswell

Dates Available: 

  • 18 - 19 November 2019 (Fully Booked - Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list)

2 day course: 10am - 4pm

A two day introduction to authentic Japanese Woodblock printing from design to finished print.

This two day course will introduce you to the Japanese watercolour woodblock method, from your initial design drawing through cutting and finally printing your work. You will learn the Japanese woodblock registration system and, working on a simple print, will use multiple blocks to create a colour print. You’ll discover, during printing, how to make the colour shadings and washes that makes this delicate watercolour method such a subtle and painterly process. There will be a comprehensive fact sheet to take away along with lots of hints and tips to allow you to carry on printing at home. This is a press free method ideal for the home printer.

By the end of the course you will have explored the process of making a winter themed Japanese print, that could also be used for printing your own Christmas cards, and will take home finished prints and blocks along with a full factsheet and enough knowledge to begin printing at home.

What to bring: All tool and materials are provided but any sketches or photos that inspire you are welcome. We will work on your designs in class so no need to plan anything in detail. I supply basic watercolours, but you are welcome to bring your own tubes if you want a wider palette.

There will be a fee of £18 for materials and sundries. This includes one block, more will be available to buy if needed (cost £3 per block). The materials fee is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course. 

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