Japanese woodblock printmaking

Japanese woodblock printmaking
A two day course introducing the relief printing method of Japanese woodblock printmaking

Course Overview

Japanese woodblock printmaking (Moku-hanga) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners. This relief print method uses a range of compatible materials including the woodblock, chisels, a hand held baren to press the ink into the absorbent Japanese paper, and water based inks. It is low tech and environmentally friendly. It is the particular combination of materials and processes which result in the unique quality of a Moku-hanga print. The design is transferred to the block a variety of ways, the
image carved with a range of specialised chisels and knives, and the ink applied with special brushes.

Rowan travelled to Japan specifically to learn Moku-hanga, and she will show you how to do a multi colour print in two days, designing carving and printing your own blocks , and demonstrating the principles of this wonderful and engaging art form which engages with natural materials on a deep level.


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Access Information

Accessible toilet outside, but step up into studio, Studio all on one level once inside.

Special Requirements

Please bring your own lunch. Tea and biscuits provided, Beginners are very welcome, but the chisel we use are very sharp, so a certain amount of manual dexterity is required.




two days


Castle Orchard

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Booking Info

Please go to my website to book or email rowanconegal@hotmail.com or ring 01531 670075

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