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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

2016 Mary Brodbeck

Learn the basics of Mokuhanga – a rare Japanese printmaking process that uses watercolor pigment, woodblocks, Japanese carving tools, rice paste and Japanese paper – and create a multi color woodblock print. Demonstrations will include layout and design, carving, and printing with a hand held burnishing tool called a ‘baren’. A print exchange on the last day will offer the bonus opportunity of taking home a sampling of your classmates’ work. Experience is not required. A $50 materials fee (payable to the instructor) includes two 8 x 10 blocks and all other tools and supplies needed for this workshop.

Artist Mary Brodbeck studied Mokuhanga with Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo under the auspices of the prestigious Bunka-Cho Fellowhip in 1998. Through the aesthetic lens of her studies in Japan, Brodbeck’s woodblock prints are inspired by the Great Lakes landscape she still calls home. Her 2014 award winning documentary film, Becoming Made, (about the Mokuhanga process) may be seen online at vimeo.com/101153644 (password: mokuhanga).

3 Day Workshop: July 6, 7, & 8 | Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm


starts July 6 @ 9:00 am
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States


Mary Brodbeck
Beginner / Intermediate

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