Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop
with Lisa Houck
Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 10:00AM – 3:00PM, $175
Class size is limited to 12 people.
Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means “pictures of a floating world” because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color called bokashi. Students will have the opportunity to create two and three color prints and to experiment with a variety of Japanese papers. This non-toxic print medium is colorful and subtle and allows for beautiful transparent washes of color as well as detailed textures and wood grain, all of which make for unique imagery. Please bring sketchbooks, photos and other inspirations to the first class.
Lisa Houck works in a number of media, including etching, watercolor, handmade paper, oil on wood, and mosaic. She has recently created a 22″ long mosaic mural for a new park in Boston, the Frieda Garcia Park. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections including Children’s Hospital, Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Houck holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.