Workshops

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You can learn Mokuhanga - Traditional Japanese Printmaking..

Our workshops are the place you can learn the skills of mokuhanga in a friendly supportive atmosphere. From beginners who have never printed before, through to professional artists, you can learn at your own level.

Learn traditional and contemporary Japanese printmaking techniques to produce multi-colour, multi-block prints entirely in water based media. Learn how to use traditional tools and equipment, which are all available for use in our workshops.

Since starting in 2014, more than a thousand people of all ages have taken our mokuhanga workshops throughout Australia and in New Zealand (and Singapore in 2018!). We have run successful workshops for a range of organisations and individuals, such as Art Societies, Community Print Studios, Universities, Schools, Galleries and Private individuals and also from our home studio. We look forward to having you take part in our future workshops.

 

 

Student's Thoughts

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop last weekend! As a beginner, I think it contained just the right amount of detail to get me started, without bogging down in more advanced technicalities. I am looking forward to practicing the skills you taught us...
Sara Korman 2018

Now based from scenic Karuizawa in Nagano, Japan, we run a variety of learning options here and also regularly hold workshops in a variety of Australian States and New Zealand. We can also run a workshop in your area if there is enough interest. Please feel free to contact us and begin a discussion.

Use the form on this page to express your interest or enrol in a course that suits you.

Workshop Options & Information:

One-day Introductory Workshop

 

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 An enjoyable introduction to the mokuhanga process, suitable for people who want to understand and experience the technique without taking a longer or more comprehensive workshop.

You will choose one from several achievable designs and then carve and print a single colour block. Given time you can enjoy experimenting with colour and printing technique.

 

Comprehensive Two-Day Workshop

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Suitable for beginners or skilled printmakers this workshop takes you through the complete process giving the comprehensive fundamental skills needed to produce your own work in the future.

The most popular workshop we teach, you will make a multi-colour, multi-block print from your own design, using tradtional tools, materials and techniques. Comprehensive notes are provided to assist you after the workshop. You will have a thorough grounding in the basic principles, processes, tools and materials.

The first day is taken up with design, transferring to woodblocks and then carving. The second day allows more time for carving, printing proofs and producing some final prints. This workshop can also be split over two weekends, which allows more time between.

Comprehensive Weekly Workshop

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Now only available in Japan....

Cover the same content as the 2-day workshop at a more leisurely pace over the span of 8 to 10 weeks. Working at your own pace, you have time to absorb and work further between each weekly lesson.

Suitable for beginners or skilled printmakers this workshop takes you through the complete process giving the comprehensive fundamental skills needed to produce your own work in the future.

You will make a multi-colour, multi-block print from your own design, using tradtional tools, materials and techniques. Comprehensive notes are provided to assist you after the workshop. You will have a thorough grounding in the basic principles, processes, tools and materials.

Advanced Skills Workshop

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Building on the comprehensive workshop, this extends your skills to produce more elaborate and visually complex works.

A comprehensive two-day workshop that is skills based. The first day introduces and practices a range of printing skills and techniques and the second day focuses on tool sharpening and extending your wood carving skills.

Payment Options - How to Pay for Your Workshop

There are several convenient ways for you to pay, including Credit Card through PAY PAL in your cunnency and Direct Bank Transfer in Australia or New Zealand

 

(If the workshop you wish to attend is being managed by another organisation, please contact them directly on the link provided in the workshop description.)

 

Step 1. Fill out the form to the right, and indicate your preferred method to pay. We will check that a place is still available on the workshop you have chosen and then send you the details and payment method.

 

Step2. Proceed to pay using the details we have sent you. Please note that we are not able hold a place indefinitely, courses are filled on a first come first served basis, so prompt payment will secure your place.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

If you just want to enquire, use the form at the bottom right, we will respond as soon as possible.

 

Payment methods:

 

Payment Method

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Direct Transfer to our Bank Account

 * Preferred Method* Pay direct to our bank account through internet banking. Convenient, instant and no fees. Available in Australia for $AU and in New Zealand for $NZ

 

Pay Pal

Our confirmation email will contain a link to Pay Pal and the amount for the course you have chosen. Once you click the link you will be re-directed to the secure Log in page of Pay Pal. Log in and pay with your Credit Card. The entire transaction is handled securely by Pay Pal. At no time are your Credit Card details shown to or stored by Karuizawa Mokuhanga School. On successful payment you are notified by email of the transaction.

Upon receipt of notification of payment from Pay Pal, we will issue a receipt to your nominated contact. Available to pay in $AU or in ¥JP

Cheque

 Only by prior arrangement

Cash

 Only by prior arrangement

 

 

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