Japanese woodcut is one of the most ecological technique in printmaking. It has gone unchanged from the golden era of Ukiyo-e till today, when it’s getting more and more used by artists worldwide for its practicality in printing with a press and its non-toxicity, both factors that make this technique unique among other modern printing activities.
Purpose: to learn the bases of Japanese woodcut technique.
During the course all the passages to realize a polychrome print will be introduced and explained, from transferin the sketch on the wood matrices, to the carving and the use of the gouges, the use of the register, the inking technique of the matrices with watercolours or temperas and the print process by hand with the baren. After a short introduction about the various technical aspects, every student will realize, under the guide of the teacher, a polychrome print with different matrices.