Japanese Woodblock Printing with Kate MacDonagh

Sunday, 23 February 2020

10:00 – 16:00

Grainstore, dlr Youth Arts Facility

Cabinteely, Dublin 18

Kate MacDonagh Japanese printing workshop

An inspirational full-day masterclass and practical workshop in traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing, led by Kate MacDonagh.

In this intensive full-day course, participants will be introduced to the fascinating art and craft of Japanese Woodblock Printing. Participants will learn about the culture of Japanese prints and the method of woodblock printing prominent in Japan for centuries and surviving today through a celebrated group of international scholars and practitioners, including Kate MacDonagh.

Since her time spent on artist residencies in Japan (2015, 2017) Kate has focused mainly on water-based, Japanese woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) and water colour painting.

The painterly qualities and diverse possibilities of Mokuhanga greatly appeals to her as a way of working in an environmentally way.

The sensuous, meditative dialogue with the materials is an essential element of both the process and the outcome.

The number of participants is limited to only 7 in order to enable detailed, individual feedback to each participant and the artwork they create. All materials included, please bring drawings and images as source of inspiration.

Artist Kate MacDonagh’s Website

Embracing Shades IV, water-based woodblock, 30cm x 30cm, edition of 5