Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing

October 2-4, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Alfred Stark

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

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.

Level Novice and above

Class Size 8

Instructor Alfred Stark

Student Supply List
All materials can be purchased online through McClain’s Printmaking Supplies at www.iMcClains.com. McClains has a Japanese Printmaking Kit containing all of these items at a cost of $72.45 (If you already have these items you do not need to buy the kit.)
_ a 3mm Sankaku To (v gouge),
_ 4.5mm Maru To (u gouge),
_ 18mm Surikomi Bake (brush),
_ 70ml Sumi (ink), 100gm Nori (rice paste),
_ 12mm Baren,
_ Camellia Oil,
_ two 4”x6” Shina blocks,
_ five Washi postcards,
_ complete instructions from kit.

  • Tuition $360
  • Materials Fee $25

Instructor

Photo of Alfred Stark

Alfred Stark

I was first drawn to Japanese woodblock printmaking through my study of Japanese kites. The delicately applied and boldly colored designs on many Japanese kites were made using the Moku Hanga method. It was exciting to find a printmaking method that was free of solvents, power tools, and required only a small table-top-sized space. Through Japanese woodblock printmaking I have been able to explore my love for nature and portraiture.…Read More

I was first drawn to Japanese woodblock printmaking through my study of Japanese kites. The delicately applied and boldly colored designs on many Japanese kites were made using the Moku Hanga method. It was exciting to find a printmaking method that was free of solvents, power tools, and required only a small table-top-sized space. Through Japanese woodblock printmaking I have been able to explore my love for nature and portraiture. Woodblock printmaking allows me to pare these subjects down to what I find essentially beautiful about them. I have a BFA in drawing from Northern Illinois University. My work has been featured in regional, national, and international shows and can be found year-round at the Longbranch Gallery in Mineral Point and the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

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Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

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 through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> 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 refund.

> 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

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