Japanese Woodblock Printing
Japanese woodblock printing reached its technical zenith in the latter 1800s, with the art movement known as Ukioye. This course will emphasize the contemporary forms of Japanese block printing using watercolor and gouache inks to achieve a soft effect similar to watercolor paintings and pastel drawings. Images will be carved into the woodblock and then the surface will be inked with brushes and transferred to paper by hand printing. Demonstrations in proper tool honing and paper handling will be given; students are encouraged to explore a variety of approaches to the creation of multicolored woodblock prints.