Here's what the class is all about...
In this two day workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques in Japanese waterbased woodblock printmaking also called MOKUHANGA. Students will transfer their image to the woodblock, and learn the basics of carving the blocks toward completion of a colour woodcut image. Then students will print from their blocks on Japanese papers, using good quality Gouache pigments and Japanese sumi ink(black), as applied with authentic suri bake brushes and printed using a baren. The transparent quality of the pigments on luminescent Japanese papers produce a quality unique to this medium.
**An Additional $30 material fee will be applied to the cost of this workshop**
Elizabeth Forrest, B.A. B.Ed,A.O.C.A studied printmaking at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto where she later taught printmaking for seven years. In 1988 Elizabeth went to Kyoto, Japan to research traditional Japanese a.k.a mokuhanga at Kyoto Seika University. She has produced work in this medium exclusively for almost 20 years.
Currently living and working in Toronto, Forrest is represented by Open Studio, Toronto, and her work can be found in a number of corporate and institutional collections including National Bank, Toronto Public Library Special Collections, and Lethbridge University Art Gallery. Elizabeth is a member of Gerrard Art Space, Toronto and regularly exhibits in print related exhibitions there.
IMPORTANT: Fees must be paid in full upon registration. Centre reserves the right to cancel courses 3 business days before the start date. Courses cancelled by Centre will be refunded in full. Participants who withdraw 10 or more business days prior to first class will be issued a credit for the full amount of their registration. We are unable to provide refund/credit for withdrawal fewer than 10 business days prior to first class. No make-up classes/substitutions provided.
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