Japanese-Style Wood Block Prints

Japanese Wood Block Print I

Japanese wood block printing dates to the 17th century. Called ukiyo–e, these ‘pictures of a floating world’ depicted all parts of daily life. This non–toxic medium allows for subtle transparent color washes, painterly color gradations, detailed textures and unique images. Carve 8”x10” wood blocks and ink them with watercolors and nori paste. Take home several multi–color prints on Japanese paper. Bring sketchbooks, photos and other inspirations to the class.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

  • sketchbooks of your own drawings and designs
  • plus paper or book for sketching
  • pencils and pens for sketching designs
  • photos and other images for inspiration

All other materials will be provided.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Instructor: Lisa Houck

This class is not currently offered. If you are interested, please let us know.

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