Mokuhanga and Emakimono: Two Week Course in Woodblock Printing and Scroll Making
August 5 - August 16| $700 – $2400
Mokuhanga and Emakimono: Two Week Course in Woodblock Printing and Scroll Making – Yoonmi Nam and Katie Baldwin
Dates: August 5 – August 16, 2024
Studio: Intaglio and Silkscreen
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $700 – $2400
Lab fee: $150
Class limit: 12
In this two-week course, participants will immerse themselves in the process of learning Mokuhanga and Emakimono. Mokuhanga is Japanese-style water-based woodblock printing and Emakimono is the term for a horizontal Japanese handscroll with pictures.
This workshop will be an introduction to the printing process mokuhanga, which uses water-based pigments (or sumi ink), a kento registration method, and hand printing with a baren. Participants will learn about tools and materials, and the carving and printing methods associated with this process. All participants will have the opportunity to carve and print two projects: a single-block and a multiple-block. One of the wonderful aspects of this process is that it does not require a press or a large workspace and it is non-toxic!
The printed single-block edition will be exchanged amongst the members of the class and used to create an Emakimono, a traditional Japanese scroll with a sequence of narrative images. Using traditional fabric and paper mounting techniques, participants will learn how to connect multiple mokuhanga prints together to create a continuous horizontal image in a handscroll structure.
In order to reserve your space in this two week course, we require a $300 nonrefundable deposit. WSW offers a sliding tuition model for the Summer Art Institute, and you can pick your desired tuition level from the drop-down menu at check-out. If you are in a position to pay full tuition or more, we request that you do so. The pay-as-you-can model is not based on tax returns or documentation, rather your self-determined capacity to pay. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.
Yoonmi Nam is an artist born in Seoul, South Korea,and received her MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and BFA degree from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She was awarded residencies at Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Japan three times (2004, 2012, 2019) to study traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques and is the recipient of the Keiko Kadota Award for Advancement of Mokuhanga. She is currently a 3-year studio resident at Studios Inc, in Kansas city. She has shown her work in over 20 solo exhibitions and 180 group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Yoonmi is a professor of printmaking at the University of Kansas.
Katie Baldwin, a 2021 Fulbright Scholar, created a series of narrative woodblock prints at the International Print Center in Taipei, Taiwan. She has traveled internationally as an artist-in-residence to Scotland, Iceland, Nicaragua, Poland, Cuba, Mexico and Japan. In Japan, she learned traditional Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa and Kawaguchi residencies. She is a founding member of the book arts collective Shift-lab. Baldwin served as the Victor Hammer Fellow from 2011 – 2013 at Wells College and currently is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville, where she teaches book arts and printmaking.