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Book Arts of Utah | Mokuhanga: Water-based Woodblock Printing

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a woodblock image with perfect registration through the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printing. This workshop is 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. Instruction covers tools, materials, the carving sequence, and printing methods associated with this process. All participants have the opportunity to carve and print a two-color image. One of the wonderful aspects of this process is that it does not require a press, or a large workspace!