• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Printmaking

This is a comprehensive course exploring relief printmaking techniques on wood, using watercolour and Yamamoto Rice paste. During the program, students will learn how to register their images on the blocks, cut their images into the blocks, prepare paper for printing, and print in both black & white and colour. This course employs traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques with a Western approach.


Notes: Please come with ideas for projects.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Preparing your block
  • Preparing your paper
  • Registration
  • Colour mixing
  • Keeping your tools sharp
  • Tonal blends
  • Carving techniques

Materials to Bring

Although most materials will be provided, students will need to bring the following materials to class:

  • Artist quality watercolours
  • Palette
  • Brushes
  • Palette knives
  • Yamato Paste
  • Apron
  • Nitril gloves
  • Utility knife
  • Newsprint
  • Cartridge paper

Materials Provided:

  • Printing paper
  • Ink
  • Mylar
  • Carving tools
  • Barens