A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

April Vollmer
April Vollmer is a New York artist and printmaker LECTURE
Moku Hanga lecture and workshop with artist April Vollmer
Lecture is open to the public
Thursday, October 29 at 12:00p.m. in room 212 of Anderson Hall
Thursday, October 29 from 1pm-6:50p.m. AND
Friday, October 30 from 9a.m. - 1p.m.
Workshop is open to book arts + printmaking graduate students and studio art graduate students
An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. Artist and printmaker April Vollmer–one of the best known Japanese woodblock printing practitioners and instructors in the West–combines her deep knowledge of the historic printmaking practice with expert instruction and presents a collection of diverse and gorgeous prints by leading contemporary artists in the medium, as well as as her own work in her new book— a modern guide to the ancient art of mokuhanga. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative types who are drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics and are looking to experiment in other media.
April Vollmer is a New York artist and printmaker who works primarily in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock. She also makes drawings, collages, books and digital prints. She teaches regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop and has given workshops across the country. Her prints have been exhibited internationally. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today and Contemporary Impressions, and she recently completed writing a full length book: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop,
for more details about the book visit www.japanesewoodblockprintworkshop.com.