Japanese Woodcut Workshop,
A Course in Four Sections
by Izumi Kuroiwa
Think of this professionally made video as a week-long workshop plus a refresher course you can watch any time you like.
Watching a skilled artist create a moku hanga print is needed to understand the intricacies of this demanding form of woodcut printmaking. Ms. Kuroiwa is a master of her craft, and her love and quiet enthusiasm for printmaking is contagious. As a teaching aid, an introductory lesson, or a refresher course for more experienced printers, this step-by-step video is truly invaluable.
The 75-minute video is divided into four segments:
- A Brief History
- Tools and Materials
- The Process of Japanese Woodcut Printmaking
- Maintenance of Tools and Making Ink
The DVD is in English and is bookmarked so it is easy to find the section you want to watch and comes with a glossary of Japanese printmaking terms.
Here's a short preview: