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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.

Since starting in 2014, more than four hundred people of all ages have taken our mokuhanga workshops throughout Australia. We have run successful workshops for a range of organisations and individuals, such as Art Societies, Community Print Studios, Universities, Schools, Galleries and Private individuals and also from our home studio. We look forward to having you take part in our future workshops.

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 workshop 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.

 

Workshop Options & Information:

One-day Introductory Workshop

 

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 An enjoyable introduction to the mokuhanga process, suitable for people who want to understand and experience the technique without taking a longer or more comprehensive workshop.

You will choose one from several achievable designs and then carve and print a single colour block. Given time you can enjoy experimenting with colour and printing technique.

 

Comprehensive Two-Day Workshop

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Suitable for beginners or skilled printmakers this workshop takes you through the complete process giving the comprehensive fundamental skills needed to produce your own work in the future.

The most popular workshop we teach, you will make a multi-colour, multi-block print from your own design, using tradtional tools, materials and techniques. Comprehensive notes are provided to assist you after the workshop. You will have a thorough grounding in the basic principles, processes, tools and materials.

The first day is taken up with design, transferring to woodblocks and then carving. The second day allows more time for carving, printing proofs and producing some final prints. This workshop can also be split over two weekends, which allows more time between.

Comprehensive Weekly Workshop

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Cover the same content as the 2-day workshop at a more leisurely pace over the span of 8 to 10 weeks. Working at your own pace, you have time to absorb and work further between each weekly lesson.

Suitable for beginners or skilled printmakers this workshop takes you through the complete process giving the comprehensive fundamental skills needed to produce your own work in the future.

You will make a multi-colour, multi-block print from your own design, using tradtional tools, materials and techniques. Comprehensive notes are provided to assist you after the workshop. You will have a thorough grounding in the basic principles, processes, tools and materials.

Advanced Skills Workshop

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Building on the comprehensive workshop, this extends your skills to produce more elaborate and visually complex works.

A comprehensive two-day workshop that is skills based. The first day introduces and practices a range of printing skills and techniques and the second day focuses on tool sharpening and extending your wood carving skills.

Master Class Lesson

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Individual lessons tailored to your own level – extend your existing skills and knowledge with expert tuition from a master of the technique from his home studio, where full access to professional equipment and resources are available. 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 Nearby

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.

 

Master Class Prices

 

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

Tea and coffee provided 

 

About 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.

 

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Children and Schools

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We 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. Students of all ages can print a three colour detail of Hokusai's famous work.
  • Beginners course - Students learn the basic skills to produce their own print
  • Contact us to start a discussion about the possibilities

Supplementary Skills Workshops

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One-day workshops covering a range of supplementary mokuhanga skills such as tool sharpening, making hanko, and making baren that are suitable for any creative person.

These are held occasionally at differing times of the year. If one is not listed, please contact us to find out what is being planned.

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

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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.

 

 

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