Mokuhanga Long Weekend with Lucy May Schofield
|Leicester Print Workshop
|Date & Time
|Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August
10.00am - 4.00pm
|Lucy May Schofield
During this intensive three-day workshop, you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese art of water-based woodblock print making. Mokuhanga is perfect for anyone interested in a non-toxic, water-based, table-top printmaking technique. Though the techniques are complex, the medium offers benefits in slowing down and paying attention to the nuance of touch required to gauge depth, dampness and pressure. Over the course of three days, you will learn the skills to transfer a simple image to Japanese plywood, carve various colour separation blocks in relief and print on mulberry paper with watercolours and rice glue, following in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking.
With no mechanical press required, only a hand held ‘baren’, you will learn the techniques to achieve various print effects, from ‘goma zuri’ (sesame printing) to ‘bokashi’ (gradation printing), while registering your multi-block image through the simple but brilliant traditional ‘kento’ registration system.
You will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this intricate, accessible, meditative, water-based printmaking method which provides endless possibilities.
About the Tutor
Lucy May Schofield studied BA Print Media at London College of Printing before being awarded a two year Arts Council funded residency at Manchester School of Art. In 2015 Schofield was joint recipient of a grant from the British Council to exhibit a collaborative work at the IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference. She has undertaken artist residencies in Japan, Iceland, California, Scotland and is currently based in rural Northumbria as part of a year long artist residency programme with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). Schofield’s work has been recently exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary, Art Toronto and The London Art Fair.
Drawn to isolated places and spaces that are at once remote or time extending, Schofield is interested in exploring how spaces impact on our sense of dislocation or belonging. Her practice explores language, impermanence, vulnerability and belonging in terms of the cultural narratives we inhabit.
Leicester Print Workshop
Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.
We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.
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