Online Mokuhanga Workshops
Learn authentic Japanese woodblock printmaking direct from Japan, wherever you are in the world!
We understand that it's not possible, or even easy, for many people to come and learn in Japan. That's why we're establishing these online learning opportunities. You can learn mokuhanga from us, in the convenience of your own place.
We intend our online workshops to be a comprehensive compilation of techniques and approaches to making your own mokuhanga, and make the clearest and most comprehensive online learning materials available.
We are teaching and practicing “Sosaku hanga”, that is “Creative Print”. Although we share many of the same tools and techniques with Ukiyo-e practitioners, our focus is on the artist completing every stage themselves. The creative idea of the artist should be visible throughout the process.
Terry McKenna 2020
Our workshops have a range of resources designed to teach you core skills that enable you to continue to create your own mokuhanga, or extend your current practice. Learn authentic techniques and skills from a master practitioner.
How Workshops are Structured
Each workshop is divided into a number of units to allow you to focus on learning and practicing skills appropriate to the stage of the process.
Workshop units have a wide range of learning resources. Instruction videos of varying length give you instruction and guidance. You can watch an experienced practitioner on each step of the process. Comprehensive notes with photographs and diagrams are also included, as well as links to appropriate resources. These are the first online mokuhanga workshops ever created and we believe also the best.
You can access the workshop by purchasing a membership (see the links on the right for PC users or below for mobile device users). A choice of plans are available and you can easily pay through Paypal. All our videos are hosted on Vimeo, which means they are free of advertisiements and take advantage of Vimeo's quality platform.
Please browse the workshop information below or in the menu at the top of the page....
First Steps Mokuhanga
A free introductory online workshop to Mokuhanga.
Learn about the tools, materials and techniques of mokuhanga through this simple, introductory technique. Learn to make a simple, single colour print from your own design. With useful tips for beginners, and a simplified method, this technique for making mokuhanga is both easy and creative.
This series of videos is free to watch and is suitable for absolute beginners, and also for teachers to use to instruct students in school art classes.
Intermediate Mokuhanga - Creative Print
A Flexible Framework for your Creative Mokuhanga.
We are proud to announce this next stage in your mokuhanga learning, and are confident that there is nothing available elsewhere online, or in published form, that approaches the scope and depth of the material here. These techniques will enable to find your authentic creative voice in the wonderful medium of Japanese woodblock print.
Explore different ways of designing and transfering your design, as well as additional carving and beautiful printing techniques that enable a looser and more contemporary style of mokuhanga. Create fresh original work that goes beyond the old-fashioned styles of traditional prints.
Look below for more details about the content of the workshop. With more than 60 instruction videos, comprehensive notes (168 pages with more than 440 photographs), and our Sharp Tools book included it is a huge amount of highly informative and inspiring content.
Two very affordable subscription plans are available - the details are below, or on the subscription module on this page.
This workshop is designed to build additional techniques on top of your existing mokuhanga skills. If you do not have a solid understanding of basic mokuhanga processes, tools, materials and technique you are highly recommended to first complete our Mokuhanga Fundamentals workshop, as the content of this workhop assumes you have this knowledge.
Fundamentals of Mokuhanga - a Comprehensive Online Workshop
Would you like to learn but don't have access to a teacher, or can't come to Japan? This workshop is perfect for you! This online workshop will give you an authentic foundation to create your own mokuhanga - Japanese woodblock print.
I want to say how exceptional I thought your beginner on-line workshop is. I think you have really created something special.
- George Ledyard 2021
We can teach you authentic skills and knowledge from Japan in the comfort and safety of your own place. In this online workshop you will engage with the process from designing your own creation, transferring your design, carving, printing and editioning your first print. Whether you have created your own design or followed the one I’ve provided in this workshop, you will grasp the authentic fundamentals of Japanese woodblock printing.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners through to experienced printmakers wanting to learn mokuhanga. If you already have some experience, or have attended one of our workshops or our Japan residencies, you can use units as you like to refresh your memory or answer some lingering questions.
Read more about the details below, and sign up to one of our subscriptions on this page.
Mokuhanga School YouTube Channel
Our YouTube Channel - Free to Watch Videos
These tutorial videos are to re-cap skills taught in workshops and classes, or to extend your knowledge. The link will take you to our YouTube channel where you can select and view the videos as required. This is now a public channel, so feel free to share the links.
I hope these help to refine and re-inforce your mokuhanga learning.
You can visit my Youtube channel directly at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwwt3-IFWtb6E_oO6U6u8Kw