McClain’s Spring Newsletter | Lots of Dates!

January 4th, 2018

2017 Cover Artist Mary Brodbeck

“Blanket” by Mary Brodbeck

We are thrilled to have Mary Brodbeck as our cover artist for the McClain’s 2017 Catalog with her Moku Hanga print titled “Blanket”. While working on her MFA from Western Michigan University, Mary traveled to Japan to study Moku Hanga under  Yoshisuke Funasaka. Mary is an active Moku Hanga instructor and lecturer and in 2014 she released her beautiful award-winning documentary film “Becoming Made” about her relationship with the art form.To see more of Mary’s work and also a preview of her film “Becoming Made”, visit her website

International Mokuhanga Conference 2017

The third International Mokuhanga Conference (IMC) 2017 is coming up quickly, from September 28 – October 1st. Registration is open now and the conference will be held primarily at the University of Hawai’i Manoa in Honolulu, Oahu with a satellite location at the Donkey Mill Art Center on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

“The conference will be an opportunity to bring Mokuhanga out of Japan and into the global community, to locate it within a bigger picture and to further discover the Beauty of Mokuhanga, its discipline and sensibility.” – IMC2017

To find out more about this conference or to register visit the IMC2017 website


SGCI Atlanta – Next Year Vegas!

Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the Southern Graphics Conference International (SGCI) in Atlanta this past March. We had a blast and hope those those of you who attended the conference did too. Next year mark your calendars for SGCI “Altered Landscapes” in Las Vegas from April 4th-7th, 2018!

Summer Woodblock Workshops

There are many woodblock workshops coming up this summer, check it out! Also, we are continuously posting information about upcoming woodblock workshops on the McClain’s Facebook Page ßLINK

Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR

Intro to Moku Hanga: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Alex Prentiss (owner of McClain’s!)

June 10, 11 – June 17,18, 2017 (two weekends in a row)

Valhalla Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Woodblock Print Workshops for Beginners with Artist-in-Residence Carol Brown

July 2 and 9

MI-LAB Artist-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan

July 3-7, 2017

Making Art Safely in Sante Fe, NM – 2 Workshops!

Bending the Rules Relief Printmaking with Catherine Kernan

July 24-28, 2017

Mokuhanga with April Vollmer

July 17-21, 2017

Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Intermediate to Advanced with Mary Brodbeck

July 24th – 28th

Constellation Studios of Lincoln, NE

Color Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Karen Kunc
July 26 – July 30, 2017

Multnomah Arts Center in Portland, OR

Block Prints—Moku Hanga Workshop with Alex Prentiss (owner of McClain’s!)

July 31-August 4th

Lake Tahoe Community College of Lake Tahoe, CA

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Carol Brown

8/8/2017 – 8/10/2017

Atelier Meridian in Portland, OR

Moku Hanga, the art of Japanese Woodblock printing with Alex Prentiss (owner of McClain’s!)
November 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 2017

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