Mokuhanga Printed Scrolls - Carving, Printing and Binding a Landscape Summer School
|Leicester Print Workshop
|Date & Time
|Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th June
10.30am - 4.30pm
|Lucy May Schofield
During this immersive five-day workshop you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) and scroll making (emaki-mono). Mokuhanga is perfect for anyone interested in a non-toxic, table-top printmaking technique. Over the first three-days you will draw and transfer a very simple colour separation image onto Japanese plywood and carve several woodblocks in relief, based on the theme of ‘landscape’. You will learn to print these wood blocks using watercolour, rice glue and water, achieving simple colour gradations and printed effects. After stretching these prints you will go on to learn the traditional techniques used to bind them into a cloth covered Japanese scroll.
About the Tutor
Lucy May Schofield studied BA Print Media at London College of Printing before being awarded a two year Arts Council funded residency at Manchester School of Art. In 2015 Schofield was joint recipient of a grant from the British Council to exhibit a collaborative work at the IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference. She has undertaken artist residencies in Japan, Iceland, California, Scotland and is currently based in rural Northumbria as part of a year long artist residency programme with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). Schofield’s work has been recently exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary, Art Toronto and The London Art Fair.
Drawn to isolated places and spaces that are at once remote or time extending, Schofield is interested in exploring how spaces impact on our sense of dislocation or belonging. Her practice explores language, impermanence, vulnerability and belonging in terms of the cultural narratives we inhabit.
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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