Three woodblock teachers will be coming from Japan to host a class at the Japanese Friendship Garden. The class will consist of a one hour lecture about the craft of Japanese woodblock making, followed by a two hour workshop consisting of making your own personal woodblock print. This class is a unique experience and isn’t offered often.
When: Nov. 20, 2010 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden Activity Room
Who: Children ages 10-18 are allowed. Maximum occupancy for the class is 30 people.
What to wear: Please wear comfortable clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.
General Woodblock Information:
Woodblock starts by carving the wood; this is a very intricate and time consuming task. After the wood is carved, paint is then applied to the woodblock. Next a piece of paper is laid down on top of the paint and a special rubbing technique is completed. Different colors can be applied to sections of the woodblock giving the creator a variety of options.
Some of the most famous woodblock artists from Japan include Ando Hiroshige and Toshusai Sharaku. Some of their prints include The Great Wave of Kanagawa, Red Fuji, Kabuki images, and images of villages along the famous Tokaido Road.
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego Google Map