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180519|19th - 20th May|Mokulito Weekend

Mokulito Weekend


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th May
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor Kathryn Desforges


Mokulito means "wood lithography" in Japanese and uses wood as a printing matrix instead of limestone.

Without the use of acids or harsh solvents, the Mokulito process is ideal for beginners and printmakers from all backgrounds. Participants will use inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons to work on plywood plates to create their work over two days, creating short editions exploring a huge variety of mark making.  

About the Tutor

Kathryn Desforges is an artist and printmaker based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She makes, exhibits and sells limited edition, handmade original contemporary prints and artist books. She dreams, stares into space, experiments, and makes work in her studio in Leeds, and at West Yorkshire Print Workshop, where she also teaches printmaking and works as Technician and Studio Co-ordinator.

"It is the interplay between creative thinking, technical skill, production and repetition which excites me about printmaking. I use print not solely to reproduce a piece of work, but as a way of generating ideas. It enables me to see my work through new eyes, and to explore avenues and tangents which may otherwise not have been discovered. Printmaking is a constant learning curve."


Course structure


Introductions, examples, demonstration of preparing, drawing and printing a plywood block. Everyone has a go at printing from the block


Learners prepare, draw 2 – 3 plywood blocks, gum and leave overnight, ready for printing the next day

Day 2


Quick recap on day 1, q&a

Learners print their first blocks


Learners print second blocks, experimenting with cutting back into the block, printing in colour, and trialling different papers

End of day – q&a, short crit of work produced, evaluation forms



Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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