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You can learn Mokuhanga - Traditional Japanese Printmaking..

Our courses are the place you can learn the skills of mokuhanga in a friendly supportive atmosphere. From beginners who have never printed before, through to professional artists, you can find a course to suit you here.

Learn traditional and contemporary Japanese printmaking techniques to produce multi-colour, multi-block prints entirely in water based media. Learn how to use traditional tools and equipment, which are all available for use in our workshops and classes.

We have run successfull workshops at Victorian and inter-state locations such as Etch Gallery Geelong, Victorian Artists Society, Ballarat Art Gallery, Canberra Artists Society, University of Southern Queensland, Impress Print Workshop Brisbane, Firestation Print Studio Melbourne, Bittondi Printmakers, Adelaide and many others including our home studio. More are scheduled! We also run skill- based workshops such as tool sharpening, baren making and hanko making.

 

Based from scenic Ocean Grove, Victoria and operating in the Melbourne, Greater Victorian Areas, we also regularly hold workshops in a variety of other Australian States and occasionally New Zealand. We can also run a course in your area if there is enough interest. Please feel free to contact us and begin a discussion.

 

Use the form on this page to express your interest or enrol in a course that suits you.

 

Join a course in one of the locations below!

 

Residency Learning Option

Study with Terry to study and learn, getting one-to-one tuition, access to professional eqipment and the resources of a professional mokuhanga artist and teacher.

 

Suitable for beginners through to professional artists, you will be able to produce your own work with assistance and guidance from Terry in all aspects of mokuhanga.

 

Accomodation

A variety of accomodation is available in Ocean Grove or nearby, from camping, camp ground cabins, bed and breakfast, Air B&B, through to holiday home rental.

 

There is no smoking allowed in the studio.

 

Study and Stay Prices

 

Option  2 Days (minimum)  3 Days      5 Days      Per Week*
Private Study  $500 $650  $750  $900
        *price will reduce after 3 weeks 

 

Tea and coffee provided 

Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove is a seaside holiday town located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. With full amenities, it is also just 1 1/2 hours to the centre of Melbourne. The studio is only a short walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants, bars and cafes.

 

Location

 

 

Payment Options - How to Pay for Your Course

There are several convenient ways for you to pay, including Credit Card through PAY PAL, Direct Bank Transfer and Cheque..

 

(If the course you wish to attend is being managed by another organisation, please contact them directly on the link provided in the article above.)

 

Step 1. Fill out the form to the right, and indicate your preferred method to pay. We will check that a place is still available on the course you have chosen and then send you the details and payment method.

 

Step2. Proceed to pay using the details we have sent you. Please note that we are not able hold a place indefinitely, courses are filled on a first come first served basis, so prompt payment will secure your place.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

If you just want to enquire, use the form at the bottom right, we will respond as soon as possible.

 

Payment methods:

 

Payment Method

Details

Direct Transfer to our Bank Account

 * Preferred Method* Pay direct to our bank account through internet banking. Convenient, instant and no fees.

 

Pay Pal

Our confirmation email will contain a link to Pay Pal and the amount for the course you have chosen. Once you click the link you will be re-directed to the secure Log in page of Pay Pal. Log in and pay with your Credit Card. The entire transaction is handled securely by Pay Pal. At no time are your Credit Card details shown to or stored by the Australian Mokuhanga School. On successful payment you are notified by email of the transaction.

Upon receipt of notification of payment from Pay Pal, we will issue a receipt to your nominated contact. 

Cheque

Pay by cheque made out to:

Australian Mokuhanga School

And posted to:

2 / 1167 Geelong Road, Mt Clear, Ballarat, VIC, 3350

You will be notified when your cheque is cleared.

 

Cash

 Pay in person, by cash if you are able to before the course begins. Available only in Ballarat or by meeting prior to course commencement.

Course Options for Adult Beginners / Intermediate

We offer a range of courses to suit individual schedules.

  • 2 Day weekend intensive workshop, usually 10 am to 4pm each day
  • 2 Day split weekend intensive workshop, usually 10 am to 4pm each day, split over two weekends.
  • 1 week workshop, usually 10 am to 4pm each day over 5 days
  • 10 week class, 2 hours weekly over a term

Learn the basic principles to design carve and print your own multi colour, multi block woodblock print project. Course materials are provided along with helpful notes and information on where to buy materials as you need them. Once you join one of our courses you will be given a log-in to this website where you can participate in the Forum, promote your work on the Gallery and create your own profile.

 

The aim of these courses is to introduce the technique, providing you with the knowledge and skills to independantly produce your own woodblock prints after completing the course.

 

For Intermediate / Advanced students:

As your skills advance you might like to take advantage of some further skill development:
  • Master more printing skills - bokashi, gomazuri, barensuji and other amazing effects, colour, paper preparation and handling, printing editions, managing large works
  • Master more carving skills - line work, traditional image transfer techniques, working with other timbers, alternative carving techniques, tool sharpening
  • Equipment maintenance - construct / repair your own baren, advanced care of brushes
  • Hanko - design and make hanko from stone, wood or other materials

Advance your skills you have learned to a higher level. Gain ability to bring your ideas more fully to life in mokuhanga and master the different aspects of producing high quality prints.

 

For Professional Artists

Individual tuition is available to integrate your ideas and current practice with mokuhanga techniques

 

Children and Schools

kids-printing2We love teaching children. In Japan children at school learn mokuhanga, much like children here might try lino printing. Whether it is a part of art classes or for cultural / language studies, please feel free to contact us to arrange a workshop. Of course we have a clear Victorian working with children check.

  • Taste of mokuhanga - experience mokuhanga as part of cultural studies / celebrations
  • Beginners course - Students learn the basic skills to produce their own print
  • Contact us to start a discussion about the possibilities

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