Workshops, etc.

[Baren] member John Amoss is maintaining this list of workshops on woodblock printmaking. Anybody with additions, amendments, or other information that would be of interest, is asked to contact him at:

Thanks to Elaine Chandler of McClain's Printmaking Supply (800)832-4264 for her contributions.

Two-Day Hanga Workshop

March 27, 28th

Instructor: April Vollmer (

For more information, contact:

Dieu Donne Paper Mill
433 Broome St.
NY, NY 10013
Phone: (212)226-0573 or
Website for Dieu Donne: or
E-mail April:

Note from [Baren] member Sarah Hauser: She's great!

Japanese Woodblock Printing (3-day intensive)

Horizons Craft Center (near Northampton, MA)

May 8,9,10 1999

Instructor: Matt Brown

Cost: $235 plus lab fee

For more information, contact:

108 N. Main Street, NW
Sunderland, MA 01375

Note from Horizon: All experience levels are welcome in this lively and colorful printmaking weekend.

Japanese Woodblock Printing Workshop

Vancouver Is., British Columbia

June 20-27 1999

Instructor: Graham Scholes

8-person limit, $985 (Canadian) - includes 6 days instruction, accomodations, breakfast & lunch on site.

The workshop will also include a visit to a local gallery to view woodblock prints by both Japanese masters and local artists. Studio will be open to students on a 24-hour basis.

Not included: transportation to and from the workshop site, dinners & supplies.

For more information, check or contact Marni Scholes, 11435 Hawthorne Place, Sidney, BC Canada, V8L 5J7, or call (250) 655-0600 or e-mail

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking - Elderhostel week long class

August 15-22nd

Instructor: April Vollmer (

For more information, contact:

108 N. Main Street, NW
Sunderland, MA 01375


Note from instructor April Vollmer: Class is designed for people 55 and older.

Introduction to Woodblock Printmaking

Tomoko Murakami (

October 1,8,15,23 (Thursdays)
Studio One
(Oakland, Ca.) (510) 597-5027

October 2,9,16,23 (Fridays)
Adobe Art Center
(Hayward, Ca.) (510) 881-6735

November 2,9,16,23 (Mondays)
Amsterdam Art
(Berkeley, Ca.)

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 (Mon. & Tue.)
Holiday card making workshop Studio One Art Center


See: for details.

Notes: Artist Tomoko Murakami explores traditional and contemporary woodblock printing techniques in these workshops and classes. Techniques introduced will include selecting and using tools, paper, image transfer, registration and various printing methods. Printing demonstrations will include both water-based and oil-based inks.

Other possible venues:

Kathy Caraccio Printing Studio

208 W. 30th Street, Room 803
NY, NY 10001
(212) 594-9662

Notes: Kathy has done a lot of teaching and conducts classes in her studio in several printmaking mediums including Japanese techniques.

Manhattan Graphics Center

481 Washington Street
NY, NY 10013
(212) 219-8783

Notes: From time to time John Glick teaches classes in Japanese woodblock printing.

Pyramid Atlantic

6001 66th Avenue
Suite 103
Riverdale, MD 20737
Tel: (301) 459-7154
Fax: (301) 577-3424

Notes: As of now, there are no woodblock workshops listed for this year.

Keiji Shinohara

Wesleyan University
Middleton, CT 06459

Notes: I understand that Keiji teaches several workshops during the summer and will add details here as I learn them. Penland School in North Carolina offered his workshop last year, but it doesn't appear on this summer's schedule. I understand several Baren members have worked with and/or studied from him.

Yasuyuki Shibata

The Cooper Union
Saturdays: Feb. 27-May 8
Tel: (212) 353-4195

Note: Awaiting information from Cooper Union.

Takuji Hamanaka

Brooklyn, NY
Tel: (718)383-2911

Note: Please contact me with any information concerning Mr. Hamanaka's classes.

On-line Workshop Links:

PRINTWORKS printmaking workshop board

Notes: List includes a variety of printmaking entries from N. America, Europe, Asia and Africa.