Course Code E2102PR12
Tutor Carol Wilhide Justin
Course Dates Tuesdays, 11th January - 29th March 2022
Days 11
Times 10.30am – 4.30pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £615
Material Costs ​£40 (See Daily Breakdown for Details)
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

Japanese Woodcut (Mokuhanga) is a completely non-toxic printmaking process where prints are created using watercolour pigments brushed into the surface of the wood and hand printed using a baren. This course will take you through a series of presentations on the contextual, historical and cultural significance of Japanese Woodcut and teach you about Japan and its seminal influence on Western art. You will learn how to make your own Japanese woodcuts in carefully planned stages: initially learning the basics of cutting using Japanese tools. hand printing with a baren and then developing more complex techniques, such as printing shaded areas (bokashi) and traditional methods of image transfer (hanshita).
In the final few weeks of the course, you are invited to develop your own Japanese Woodcut research and develop a series of prints as your final project.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Beginner level.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

Other course levels include:

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS.

There is a materials fee for this course which must be paid the first week of term. This fee includes plates/blocks, paper, inks, chemicals, grounds and all printmaking sundries. The cost of materials for the course is £40 per student.

You will be required to buy your own wood/lino/metal for a self-led project in the latter part of the course and if your project is large scale or beyond the normal scope of the workshop’s provision you may also need to purchase your own paper and other media etc.

About Your Tutor

Carol Wilhide Justin is a printmaker who works in relief printmaking- woodcut, linocut, Japanese Woodcut and book arts. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017 with an MA in Print. In 2014 she was awarded a residency by MI-Lab to learn Mokuhanga or Japanese Woodcut in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan from Japanese sensei. Mokuhanga has become and remains her main practice. In Japanese woodcut the delicate nuance of watercolour is married to the certainties of the woodcut. The prints are hand printed using a baren on Japanese washi paper. Her work has been exhibited at Clifford Chance, Travers Smith (where she won the CSR RCA Award,) Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2017-21where she won the Intaglio Printmaker’s Prize, National Open Art Exhibition and the West Yorkshire Print Workshop Show ‘Japan’ as well as abroad at Reutlingen Kunstmuseum, Germany and IMPC Nara Japan. Her work is held in print collections at Clifford Chance, RCA, CfSHE Tokyo Japan, Awagami Awa Japan and the V&A Museum in London. She teaches Japanese Woodcut, Bookbinding and Relief Printmaking at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and The Art Academy in London and is an accredited lecturer for The Art Society.
https://www.carolwilhide.com

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

The common room can be used by individuals from the same class at scheduled break times only.

The kitchen can be used for handwashing and waste disposal facilities only.

Please note, students will not be able to use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

Mugs will not be available for use, and students are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs if they wish to use the coffee machine.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
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From: £615.00