Records show that Mokulito printmaking was first used in Japan in the 1970’s. Its basic principles follow those of any other lithographic technique, yet the primary drawing is made upon the surface of wood. The wood grain and the texture of the wood have an influence on the outcome of the drawing and gives Mokulito its unique characteristic within the printmaking world.
Mokulito printmaking is part of an undercurrent in printmaking, having a bit of a resurgence in later years. The skills and techniques used to master the process will be taught and can later be developed in your own time. On this course we you will be aiming to look at the drawing, ‘etching,’ carving and printing of several Mokulito plates. The resultant prints will take you on an explorative journey of the huge potentials of this medium. You will be printing using a press and by hand, in monochrome and in colour. Although Mokulito printmaking is capable of a small edition, you will be working with unique prints, utilising techniques and processes that can only be produced in printmaking, celebrating it for the wondrous art form it is.
The course will embed a confidence to further develop this technique at home or in communal print studios. Your tutor’s techniques and ways of approaching Mokulito printmaking may be slightly more unusual than most, but stem from a thorough training in lithography from the Royal College of Art, The Curwen and her own practice in stone, zinc and polymer lithography. They will encourage an energetic and lively approach to the subject, fuelled by expression from the heart. You will be given plenty of support with a personal approach taken, to make sure you receive the most out of the course, suited to your own ability and facilities available to you outside of West Dean.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Mary trained at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MFA in Printmaking. She has been teaching since 2008, including running the lithography studio at the famous Curwen. Her work is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Library as well as international museums.
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