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Reduction Print Japanese woodcut

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

As a demonstration print during the workshop I just finished teaching, I made this:


I used one of Karen’s dead bird images, cropped it to fit a small woodblock, carved away everything that is white, then printed the orange, then carved everything that I wanted to remain orange, then printed the red, then carved away what I wanted to remain red, then printed the purple.


This is the first time that I’ve tried using the reduction technique combined with Japanese woodblock. I enjoyed how the transparent watercolors layered and also how the registration marks directly carved into the block made lining up the layers simple and easy.

Student work from Peninsula School of Art workshop

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

I just finished teaching a three day workshop on Japanese woodcut at Peninsula School of Art in Door County, WI.

The students made lovely prints, and they all learned and accomplished a lot in three days!


Two blocks, and print in center by Jenny, showing Japanese rice harvest and a volcano in the background.


Color variations on Jenny’s print.


Anne’s print and blocks, a sparrow perched in a tree.


Karen’s print and blocks, a dead bird and Hopi raincloud symbols.


Karen carving.


Anne inking her woodblock.


Jenny pressing with a baren.

Thanks to Peninsula School of Art and my students for a great workshop!