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Japanese Vinyl Course


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Wuon Gean Ho 

Explore experimental carving and inking using Japanese vinyl to create a range of colourful relief prints. You will learn how to make a multi-coloured image with this technique that was popularised by Picasso.

Course information

We will create prints using a wide range of mark making at the carving and printing stage. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have made some prints in the past. Over the two days we will generate lots of colourful results.

Course structure

We will cover experimental mark making, experimental inking and experimental printing using the blocks both as relief blocks (where ink is printed from the surface of the block) and intaglio (where ink is printed from the grooves in the block). We will also experiment with viscosity printing where colours float on top of each other.

We can decide when we would like to have lunch and tea breaks together as a group.

By the end of the course you will have learned a wide variety of carving techniques and explored many ways of getting ink on the paper.

About the tutor

Wuon-Gean Ho was born in Oxford, and graduated with a BA in History of Art from Cambridge University, before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study woodblock printmaking in Japan. She later studied MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, graduating with a distinction in 2016, and then was etching fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in London. Currently she is a research associate and the inaugural editor of the IMPACT Printmaking Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West of England, Bristol. UK.

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


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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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