Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing

October 11-13, 2024

Schedule: 9am-4pm Fri-Sun

Instructor: Alfred Stark

Registration Deadline: Sept 30

Only 2 left in stock

Description

Moku Hanga, meaning “wood print,” is a simple, centuries-old Japanese technique employing water-based ink, basic carving and rubbing tools, beautiful Japanese paper, and fine-grained wood. Many Western printmaking methods involve complex printing presses, oil-based inks, and toxic solvents. By contrast, Moku Hanga utilizes only a few simple tools, a small work space, and is entirely water-based. Alfred will teach you to hand-carve and print your unique drawing from fine-grained Shina Plywood onto beautiful Japanese paper, a skill you can continue to use to make prints for many years. No experience necessary. You are encouraged to bring photos or drawings you can use in creating your print. Materials fee covers papers and other supplies.

Class size 8

Level Novice and above

Student Supply List Japanese Printmaking kit or equivalent tools from www.imcclains.com

  • Tuition $360
  • Materials Fee $40

Instructor

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Alfred Stark

I have been making woodblock prints since 2003, with an emphasis on water based, nontoxic, Japanese style printmaking called Moku-hanga. I grew up in Northern Illinois and love exploring nature and creating woodblock prints from what I find. I have a BFA in Drawing from Northern Illinois University and my work can be found at Long Branch Gallery in Mineral Point Wisconsin.…Read More

I have been making woodblock prints since 2003, with an emphasis on water based, nontoxic, Japanese style printmaking called Moku-hanga. I grew up in Northern Illinois and love exploring nature and creating woodblock prints from what I find. I have a BFA in Drawing from Northern Illinois University and my work can be found at Long Branch Gallery in Mineral Point Wisconsin.

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Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

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Materials Fees
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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging one year from the date of cancellation.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refundĀ or transferable gift certificate.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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