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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

2015 Watercolor Printmaking Japanese Woodblock

Learn Mokuhanga, a rare Japanese printmaking process that uses watercolor pigment, wood blocks, Japanese carving tools, rice paste and Japanese paper to create beautiful refined prints – without a press. Demonstrations covering history, materials, and printing techniques. A print exchange on the last day will offer the opportunity to exchange with classmates. Experience not required. $50 fee includes two 8 x 10 blocks, baren, Japanese paper, and other supplies, payable to instructor. Additional supplies available for purchase.

Mary Brodbeck was born in Hastings, Michigan in 1958. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA in Industrial design in 1982, and worked as an Industrial Designer in the West Michigan furniture industry for a dozen years before shifting to image making in the 1990’s.

Mary studied Japanese woodblock printmaking in Tokyo with Yoshisuke Funasaka on a Japanese government BUNKA – Cho Fellowship in 1998 and obtained her MFA from Western Michgian University in 1999. Her landscape woodblock prints have received critical acclaim in both Japan and the United States; the Sleeping Bear Dunes series, created 2006 – 2008, is in the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mary teaches the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printmaking through public workshops, college and university courses, and private lessons. Her latest project, Becoming Made, a documentary film about the woodblock printmaking process, was released in 2014. www.marybrodbeck.com.

Please note that there is a change from the printed catalog for this class: Mary Brodbeck has replaced Linda Beeman as the instructor. There will be no class on June 25.

Supply List: A $50 fee, payable to the instructor, includes two 8 x 10 blocks, baren, Japanese paper, and other
supplies. Additional supplies available for purchase.
Workshop Dates: June 22, 23, 24 | Time: 9am – 4pm


June 22, 2015
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States


Mary Brodbeck

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