Moku Hanga: Japanese Water-Based Woodblock - Remastered
Moku hanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing, is an elegant, green, and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio and combines well with other printmaking methods. With its transparent waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, moku hanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.
This tutorial will introduce all aspects of the process: transferring images to wooden blocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the Kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren.
Annie Bissett is an accomplished Moku hanga artist and shares a history of the medium as you follow her through all the steps in the creation of a multi-color, moku hanga woodblock print.