Mokuhanga, the Baren & Printing at Home – R1508

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Printmaking

Hiroki Morinoue

DATES: September 7 – 25, 2015


CONCEPT: The print is in the printing and the printing is in the print. We focus on Mokuhanga (Water-based Japanese Woodblock Printmaking), as in handmade, environmentally friendly, do it at home, in any scale, any time and in any place. The class discipline is to work in a narrative concept, creating a dialog in both storytelling and relationship using color, form and space as a narrative in a diptych or long format. Students compose, and then recompose printed images to a narrative format or an installation piece.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use traditional and modern Mokuhanga (Water-based Japanese Woodblock Printmaking) and its techniques and applications.

ACTIVITIES: We begin with printing exercises during the first three days. We learn carving techniques and refine printing techniques followed with demonstrations and discussion of materials including the baren. We use various types of wood, paper and printing tools.

FACULTY: Hiroki Morinoue received his B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. He began teaching Mokuhanga at the Ranch over 20 years ago and spent two months in Japan in 2012 for an intensive artist-in-residence program sponsored by Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory of Japan. He recently attended the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference 2014 and Satellite Program in Tokyo.

Tuition: $1600 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $2200
Studio Fee: $200

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