ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Printmakers know the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints. Contemporary artists are enjoying this technique that develops their deep concentration, keen observation and hand skills using natural and non-toxic materials. We’ll explore the history, tools, materials, carving and printing. You will learn how to transfer your image onto two to four woodblocks using the kento registration, carve each block using traditional tools and methods, apply water-based pigment and rice paste to the blocks using Japanese brushes, and use a baren to hand print each color woodblock onto washi paper.
Best suited to students with some experience. Ages 19+
October 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2022
Sunday-Wednesday, 9 AM–4 PM
$465 ($425 tuition + $40 lab fee)
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all, the WSA Board of Directors requires all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus and to be masked at all times in the office and studios. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
*In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
*Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Florence Neal is an artist who makes prints, drawings and public art installations inspired by nature. Her prints and artist’s books can be found in major national and international collections.
A special interest within her work is the traditional Japanese water-based woodcut technique, known as Mokuhanga. She attended the first International Conference of Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan in 2011. Two years later, she was awarded a five-week residency for Advanced Study at MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory) in Kawaguchiko, Japan to study with master printers. At the end of the residency, she hiked to the top of Mt. Fuji, a spiritual pilgrimage, still resonating within her work. In 2014, the Pollock Krasner Foundation awarded her a Fellowship for traditional printmaking and her innovative use of prints in public art installations.
Ms. Neal has exhibited at Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn AL; The Painters Gallery, Fleischmanns, NY; Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey; St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY; Dowling College, Oakdale, NY; Krakov Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; University of Hawaii at Manao, Honolulu HI; and many others.
Her work is in the public collections of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Columbus Public Library, Columbus, GA; Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL; LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia; Memorial Sloan Kettering, Josie Robertson Surgery Center, New York NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; New York Public Library, Department of Prints, New York, NY; Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NB; and University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.