In person at the museum
Learn to carve and print your own edition of multicolor woodblock prints with an expert ukiyo-e artist.
Woodblock printing, or ukiyo-e, has been one of Japan’s most treasured traditional art forms for centuries. In this workshop, artist and educator Tomoko Murakami will guide you through both the carving and printing techniques of ukiyo-e. Learn to carve your own woodblocks and create your own small edition of multicolor prints as you enjoy what Murakami calls “the immediate dialogue with the natural surface of the wood.” All materials are provided and all levels are welcome. Space is limited, pre-registration required.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tomoko Murakami explores the medium of printmaking as a multidimensional art form, bringing attention to new possibilities in the mixed-media art world. After attending Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she received her MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and her M.A. in transformative arts from John F. Kennedy University. A recipient of the 1992 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and the 2008 Susan Boulet Fellowship Award, Murakami has over 20 years of experience as an art educator; she currently teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College and Kala Art Institute.
General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation; The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation Education and Research Fund; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Dodge & Cox; and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.