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Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

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Saturdays 3 & 10 August

Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga), an ancient technique which involves carving a design into a wooden block and then using watercolour paints and a handheld press to transfer the design to beautiful Japanese paper. It is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Day one will focus on creating a design, learning to carve it into a block of soft Japanese plywood, with the second day about choosing colours and printing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to achieve shading and texture.

Inspiration will be provided but participants can bring images and designs that fit into an A5 format, for example simple landscapes, birds or flowers. Avoid images with fine lines. All Japanese plywood and specialist Japanese paper (washi) will be supplied and included in the cost.

All materials and equipment provided.

Please bring any refreshments you will require as we do not have facilities beyond vending machines on-site.


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Event Address: Lagan Valley Island 1 The Island, Lambeg North BT27 4RL

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

Island centre is fully accessible

Organiser: : ISLAND Arts Centre

Event Email: :

Event Contact Number: : 028 9244 7452

Event Website: :

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Island Arts Centre

Starts: Sat 3 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 10 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Printing

Event Location: Antrim

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £85