An introduction to Japanese Woodcut

thursday 9 March 2023

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne

The Study Day will begin with a lecture on the history of Japanese Woodcut looking at its rich cultural importance to Japan and later the huge impact the prints had on the course of Modern Western Art, particularly to the Impressionists in France. Carol Justin will also bring the technique into the present with a look at contemporary practitioners including Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy and her own work.
In the afternoon Carol will introduce the tools and materials and give a demonstration of Japanese woodcut printing. There will be an opportunity at the end of the day for participants to try printing from prepared blocks.
Carol Wilhide Justin graduated from the RCA in 2017 and is now an artist-printmaker who teaches and specialises in Japanese woodcut.

Presenter: Carol Wilhide Justin

Carol Wilhide Justin is an artist-printmaker who specialises in Japanese woodcut.
In 2014 Carol was awarded a residency at the MI-LAB studio, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, where she was taught the mokuhanga technique by Japanese sensei. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017 with an MA in Print.
She has exhibited in a number of independent shows and larger mixed exhibitions such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and Bankside Gallery. Her work is held in private and public collections including Clifford Chance and the V&A.
She also teaches Japanese Woodcut at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and the Art Academy and is currently writing a book on the subject for the Crowood Press entitled “Japanese Woodcut:Traditional Techniques and Contemporary Practice.”

Programme for the day

10:00 -10:15 Arrival and Greeting
Please take your seats in the Hall by 10:25
10:30 Lecture 1
The Study Day will begin with a lecture on the history of Japanese Woodcut looking at it`s rich cultural importance to Japan and later the huge impact the prints had on the course of Modern Western Art, particularly to the Impressionists in France.
11:30 Coffee break

11:50 Lecture 2

Carol Justin will bring the technique into the present with a look at contemporary practitioners including Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy and her own work.

13:00 Luncheon

14:00 Lecture 3

This afternoon, Carol will introduce the tools and materials and give a demonstration of Japanese woodcut printing. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the day for participants to try printing from prepared blocks.
15:00 Questions and Answers
15:30 approx Closure and departure