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Wood block printing workshop; Make your own post card!

oktober 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

KYOTO CRAFT SESSION Amsterdam presents;
Wood block printing workshop;
Make your own post card!

2 workshops on 24th October (Sat)
Morning workshop (10:00~12:30)
Afternoon workshop (14:00~16:30)

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Participants will make postcards with the traditional wood block printing technique which was also used for making *Ukiyo-e. Although the duration of the workshop is short (2 hours), you can experience the whole process of authentic traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique.

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From the design part till the finishing, a woodblock printing expert, the workshop leader, will instruct you throughout the whole process of woodblock printing technique.

You can take the woodblock you curved as well as 5 prints you made home with you. You can make more prints by yourself with the woodblock at home.

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All tools and materials are provided in the workshop, so you don’t need to bring anything.

You can also be very plauful with colors. You can mix colors and make your favorite shades of colors. And you are welcome to try different colors on each prints.

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If you do not have any experience in printing and not familiar with it, please do not worry and feel free to participate! You will be fully supported by the workshop leader.

The tools you use in the workshop are available for purchase.

Children are also very welcome to attend the workshop. Please note that they are advised to work with their parents or other adult for the safety reasons, because of the use of the sharp chisels.

*Ukiyo-e is a genre in Japanese pictorial art, which was developed in the Edo period(17-19th century). Ukiyo-e is characterized by depicting and representing the ordinary people’s customs, fashion and daily lives, popular actors and famous travel destinations. In the late 18th to early 19th century, the multicolored woodblock print technique was developed and affordable Ukiyo-e prints were produced. This made Ukiyo-e very popular among ordinary people.

Workshopleader;  Akane Mori                                                                                                                       Wood block printing craftman. She become an apprentice with Takenaka Mokuhan in 2011 and has been working as a printing expert.

Date & time: 24th October (Sat) 2015, Morning workshop(10:00~12:30), Afternoon workshop(14:00~16:30)
Locatie: ‘t Japans Cultureel Centrum 2de verdieping (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-2, Amsterdam)
Workshop fee: 45 Euro
Minimum number of participants:  6 persons
Maximum number of participants: 10 persons
Request & Sign up  : Applying for the workshop from HERE!

*Please make sure to choose morning or afternoon when you apply.



oktober 24
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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‘t Japans Cultureel Centrum
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1
Amsterdam, 1012 RK Netherlands
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1012 RK