Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing

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Create images using the ancient traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e style of printing by hand, still widely used in Japan today.  Students will learn about the materials, tools, and techniques required in the practice of this traditional form of image making. Each student will leave having produced two or three small editions of their own prints.

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  • Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing

    The Center for Book Arts

    28 W 27th Street 3rd floor
    New York, NY

    We will carve simple images into blocks and print them. We will make multi-colored block prints using a variety of carving techniques. The use of proper tools (carving, brushes and others), quite different from those used in Western printmaking, will be thoroughly discussed. Each student will make two or three prints in small editions during the workshop. Taught by Takuji Hamanka at the Center for Book Arts, over the course of five days, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4pm.
    Upon registration students will receive a list of tools to bring with them to class.

    Aug
    13
    Mon, August 13th, 2012

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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The Center For Book Arts

Advancing the Art of the Book.

Takuji Hamanaka is a teacher and freelance printer. He was an apprentice at the Adachi Woodblock Printing Studio in Tokyo, Japan. He learned printing methods by reproducing prints of old Japanese masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, and others. He has worked at the Water Print Studio in Tokyo and at the Watanabe Studio in Brooklyn. He also teaches at Manhattan Graphic Center, Connecticut Graphic Arts Center and Pyramid Atlantic.

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