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MOKUHANGA: Japanese Woodblock

Educational program in Berkeley (United States)

This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants will learn to carve the woodblock, using Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. For artists with home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. All levels are welcome.

Tomoko Murakami is a multi disciplinary artist who explores the medium of printmaking as a multi-dimensional art form, bringing attention to new possibilities in the mixed media art world). She received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute and MA in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University. She is a recipient of the 1992 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and 2008 Susan Boulet Award. Her work has been presented by Gloria Delson Fine Arts in Los Angeles, Gallery on the Rim in San Francisco, Tomura Gallery in Tokyo, Richmond Art Center, and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Currently, she teaches at CCA, and NIAD Art Center. http://www.mayu-art.com

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