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ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada

Saturday 18 November 2023 / 1:00pm
Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada

Saturday 18 November 2023


The Japan Society

13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle)
London NW1 4QP

Booking Details
Booking essential
– Priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests
Japan Society Members: £30
Guests and Non-members: £45
All tools, equipment and materials will be provided on the day

Bookings open for non-members from Monday 30 October 2023 (More details on how to become a member here)

Please note this event is now fully booked. Please sign up using the form below to be added to the waiting list.

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The Japan Society is pleased to present Japanese woodblock printing workshop led by a London-based artist Hiroko Imada.
Japanese woodblock printing, moku-hanga, is a relief printing technique, utilising a print surface that is raised above the unnecessary areas that are cut away from the wood block. Moku-hanga differs from many printmaking techniques as it is printed by hand with a pressing instrument (baren) and uses water-based ink. 
This half-day workshop is an introductory course to learn the basic process by creating your own design, carving a block and printing in black and white on Japanese paper. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Hiroko Imada is a London-based painter, printmaker and site-specific installation artist. She studied art at the Tokyo Zokei University and The Slade School of Fine Art and has exhibited throughout Europe and Japan. In 2021, Hiroko was commissioned by the British Museum to create a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing and its process was recorded to create a film to run at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ from 30 September 2021 to January 2022 at the British Museum.
Hiroko also specialises in teaching Japanese woodblock printing, papermaking, folded screenmaking, and hanging scroll making. Since 2000 she has been teaching the Japanese woodblock printing regularly at the British Museum and from 2017 the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. Hiroko is a member of the Japan Artists Association & the International Association of Art.  
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*Image: (c) Dr. Martens 2022

Booking Info

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