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Mokuhanga 1: Japanese Woodblock (HYBRID)

This hybrid class introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, ukiyo-e technique. Participants will learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Learn to carve your own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints! All levels welcome. Complete materials kit will be provided.

This is a hybrid class that will meet in-person and online:
Sept 25 – In-person (Berkeley) 10am-4pm
Oct 2 – Online 10am-12pm
Oct 9 – Online 10am-12pm
Oct 16 – In-person (Berkeley) 10am-4pm

Kala will be using Zoom, an online video conferencing service to bring participants our interactive creative lessons. Kala will follow recommended security measures, and set virtual classroom expectations so we can maintain a safe and fun learning experience for all participants online.


Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $475
  • Location: Online & Kala Print Studio
  • Instructor: Tomoko Murakami
  • 4 Classes
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 — October 16, 2021
  • 10am — 4pm
  • Tuition includes a complete materials kit!


About the Instructor:

Tomoko Murakami is a multi disciplinary artist who explores the medium of printmaking as a multi-dimensional art form, bringing attention to new possibilities in the mixed media art world. She received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute and MA in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University. She is a recipient of the 1992 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and 2008 Susan Boulet Fellowship Award. Currently, she teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College and Kala Art Institute. Aside from her long career in teaching, Tomoko is skilled in restoring the beauty and integrity of Asian paintings.