Online Learning

Online Mokuhanga Workshops

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Learn authentic Japanese woodblock printmaking direct from Japan, wherever you are in the world!

We understand that it's not possible, or even easy, for many people to come and learn in Japan. That's why we're establishing these online learning opportunities. You can learn mokuhanga from us, in the convenience of your own place.

We intend our online workshops to be a comprehensive compilation of techniques and approaches to making your own mokuhanga, and make the clearest and most comprehensive online learning materials available.

 

 

We are teaching and practicing “Sosaku hanga”, that is “Creative Print”. Although we share many of the same tools and techniques with Ukiyo-e practitioners, our focus is on the artist completing every stage themselves. The creative idea of the artist should be visible throughout the process.
 
Terry McKenna 2020

 

 

 

 

Our workshops have a range of resources designed to teach you core skills that enable you to continue to create your own mokuhanga, or extend your current practice. Learn authentic techniques and skills from a master practitioner.

 

How Workshops are Structured

Each workshop is divided into a number of units to allow you to focus on learning and practicing skills appropriate to the stage of the process.

Workshop units have a wide range of learning resources. Instruction videos of varying length give you instruction and guidance. You can watch an experienced practitioner on each step of the process. Comprehensive notes with photographs and diagrams are also included, as well as links to appropriate resources. These are the first online mokuhanga workshops ever created and we believe also the best.

You can access the workshop by purchasing a membership (see the links on the right for PC users or below for mobile device users). A choice of plans are available and you can easily pay through Paypal. All our videos are hosted on Vimeo, which means they are free of advertisiements and take advantage of Vimeo's quality platform.

 

Please browse the workshop information below or in the menu at the top of the page....

 

 

Intermediate Mokuhanga - Creative Print

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A flexible framework for Creative Mokuhanga.

(Coming soon! Thank you for your patience! We are currently producing the videos, and about half done...)

Explore some different ways of designing and transferring your design as well as additional carving and printing techniques that lean towards a looser and more contemporary style of mokuhanga.

This workshop is designed to build additional techniques and on top of existing mokuhanga skills. If you do not have a solid understanding of basic mokuhanga processes, tools, materials and technique you are highly recommended to first complete our Mokuhanga Fundamentals workshop, as the content of this workhop assumes you have this knowledge.

As well as additional carving and printing techiques to enhance your work we also cover additional subjects such as sizing washi, tool sharpening and making hanko, all of which will enhance your existing skill base.

 

 

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Mokuhanga Fundamentals

 

Introduction Video

 

 

Fundamentals of Mokuhanga - a Comprehensive Online Workshop

Would you like to learn but don't have access to a teacher, or can't come to Japan? This workshop is perfect for you! This online workshop will give you an authentic foundation to create your own mokuhanga - Japanese woodblock print. 

We can teach you authentic skills and knowledge from Japan in the comfort and safety of your own place. In this online workshop you will engage with the process from designing your own creation, transferring your design, carving, printing and editioning your first print. Whether you have created your own design or followed the one I’ve provided in this workshop, you will grasp the authentic fundamentals of Japanese woodblock printing.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners through to experienced printmakers wanting to learn mokuhanga. If you already have some experience, or have attended one of our workshops or our Japan residencies, you can use units as you like to refresh your memory or answer some lingering questions.

Read more about the details below, and sign up to one of our subscriptions on this page.

 

 

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