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Workshop "Japanese Woodblock" -
Pandemy Version


The traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printmaking, as used for the creation of the famous ukiyo-e prints, has much to offer to present-day printmakers. With its excellent cutting technique, the use of water-based inks and a special tool for hand printing, the baren, it allows for a wide range of cutting and printing effects. Only natural, non-toxic materials are used, and very little space (no press) is required.

Workshop Scedule

The workshop starts on Friday evening with a short introduction of the technique, by means of prints and their corresponding plates. The participants then develop a sketch which will be cut into two plates for later printing. Due to the time limitation, the design will not be too detailed. After cutting registration marks, the sketch will be transferred to the first plate.

On Saturday morning I will speak about the characteristics and the use of Japanese and Western knifes including the sharpening. The participants will cut their plates.
After the lunch break I will speak about the specifics of the Japanese paper and how to prepare it for the printing. The participants will soak their papers.

On Sunday morning I will demonstrate the printing while speaking about the required materials and tools like brushes and the handprinting tool baren. The participants will print their editions.

We will work with solid wood (linden or alder) and 15 sheets of Japanese papers in the size of 16 x 24 cm.

The participants receive a script incl. information on material suppliers. The workshop is suitable for beginners and professional printmakers as well.

Fr 17-20 h and Sat-Sun 10-17 h including a lunch break
The participants are required to wear masks.
360 € (including 16% VAT and materials)
6 participants



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