Traditional water-based printing without a press.
Artist and Master printmaker Sara Lee ran a very informative and enjoyable Japanese woodcut course at Rabley in March. She introduced the history and technique of the Japanese method of woodcut printmaking. Exploring the unique and subtle qualities of the ukiyo-e tradition of preparing and printing blocks and working towards multi-block and colour prints.
For some students it was the first time they had worked with this printmaking method. Getting organised at the start is really important!
Others were returning to the course and able to tackle more complicated patterns and shapes, with some expert cutting!
Sara demonstrating the inking and printing of the Bokashi method of bleeding the colour – Inking the plate with Nori (rice paste and gouache), blending in the colour on the block and printing
Rosemary worked on a beautiful multi block plate and encouraged by Sara extended her skills to produce a subtle image using some more advanced techniques.
Sara will be back in April to continue her work in the studio as our Rabley Artist in Residence 2013 and available for follow up tutorials.
She will be giving a talk on 18 April about the Stoneman archive surrently on show in the gallery – contact us for details 01672 511999
Find out more about art courses at Rabley Drawing Centre