Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Subject: Printmaking
Dates: 29 January 2020 - 18 March 2020
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Hiroko Imada
Full Price

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£ 350

This course is fully booked.

Learn to make Japanese woodblock prints, first in black and white, then in colour. This course includes extensive introduction to the materials and methods used in this form of printmaking.

You will be taught techniques specifically for multi-colour printing such as using registration marks or kento.

By the end of the course students should complete one black and white print and one colour print, with enough confidence to continue working on your own.

Those who have previously attended the Japanese colour woodblock printmaking course at the School can learn further advanced techniques, but please consult with the tutor on the first evening so she can tailor the programme to suite your ability.

Those who have never attended the course before will work to a specific programme, without exception. Please note that if you have experience with other printmaking techniques, it is essential to understand the process and practices in this format, and previous experience may not necessarily apply.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.

Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves), loose jewellery; High heels or open toed shoes.

Health & Safety

Follow instructions from your tutor precisely; never touch equipment or tools unless you are instructed to do so with the tutor

Wear any personal protective equipment supplied by your tutor

Keep your work area tidy and the floor areas clear

Students are absolutely not allowed in the studio before or after the course hours

What days do I attend?

This course will be held on 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. Click to view.

Paper for this course is generously donated by Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan.

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Tutor biography

Hiroko Imada

Born in Tokyo, Hiroko Imada studied at the Tokyo Zokei University and later at the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). Her degree show in 1992 caught the attention of The Times art critic David Cohen, who described her work as ‘heralding an impressive new talent’. In 1992, Imada was awarded the British Council Fellowship for her achievements at the Slade. She is now based in London.