Printmaking: Japanese Mokuhanga New Year’s Card
Instructor: Patty Hudak
Saturday, December 9
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
SVAC Member: $110; Non-member: $135 (includes materials fee)
Age 16+

Create personalized New Year’s cards using the mokuhanga technique. Originating in China, then refined in the Edo Period in Japan, mokuhanga (Japanese water-based woodblock printing) is experiencing a contemporary revival as a nature-based art form. This one-day workshop introduces the process to those who have never tried mokuhanga and also welcomes artists with experience. 

Trained in Japan, Patty Hudak will guide participants in the immersive techniques of carving and printing, using handmade brushes, Japanese paper, rice glue, gouache, and a handheld baren to carve and print mokuhanga prints.

What is supplied:
4” x 6” Shina plywood blocks
10 sheets of Japanese paper
Tracing paper
Carbon paper
Carving tools (classroom use)
Nori (starch glue)
Freezer paper
Floating kento (classroom use)
Brushes for applying gouache

What to bring:
Prepared design
Carving tools (if you have any)

Patty Hudak is an artist living in Underhill VT. She has practiced mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing) since 2016. She studied at the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Yamanashi, Japan, as well as in the studio of Motoharu Asaka in Tokyo. In 2020, her solo exhibition, Indigo and Ink, was exhibited at SVAC, along with her installation, There, Through the Broken Branches, Go. She was a co-organizer, with Mokuhanga Sisters, in SVAC’s 2021-2022 exhibition of contemporary mokuhanga prints, The World Between the Block and the Paper. Hudak is a recipient of the Vermont Arts Council’s 2018-2019 Creation Grant, Vermont Artists to Watch in 2020, and the International Mokuhanga Conference 2021 Awagami Paper Award.

December 9 at 9:30 am
9:30 am — 4:00 pm (6h 30′)