When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Carol Wilhide-Justin
  • Course Code W22PTGA04C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This Japanese Woodcut course is designed as the next stage after students have completed any beginners class. Students will build on their existing knowledge to learn a more advanced way of creating their Japanese Woodcut prints. Over this three week course we will cover advanced cutting with the hangi-to to enable finer detailed cutting, using the traditional hanshita technique to make woodcuts directly from brush drawings, and exploring graduated tone- bokashi. Classes will include presentations on contemporary practitioners of Japanese Woodcut and materials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Practise the advanced method of handling and cutting with the hangi-to (the main tool for Japanese woodcut)
  • Employ the hanshita method to transfer a brush line drawing/ keyline print/ colour separations
  • Explore graduated tone using bokashi
  • Be able to cut a kento registration without assistance
  • Make an edition of six prints
  • Contribute to class discussions


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The class is held in the Morley College Main Building Waterloo in Room C32. It can be reached by lifts but it is on the top floor so leave enough time to get to the class on time. Classes begin promptly at six. Classes are led by the tutor using demonstrations, powerpoint presentations, with examples of the tutor's own work and library of books. There is a small cost for woodblocks and paper, all other materials are shared for the duration of the course

    Entry requirements

    This class is for those students who have already attended a Japanese Woodcut: Beginners or Introduction class. It is designed as the next stage after the introductory classes.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    If you have not done a beginners class or you feel you might need refreshing please consider choosing Japanese Woodcut: Beginners or Japanese Woodcut: Introduction classes.

    What you need

    It is helpful to bring a notebook, sketchbook pencils etc and your own woodcutting tools if you have them. It is also a good idea to look back on your notes from the Beginners class. There are however materials in the studio for students to share and use. There is no need to bring aprons as we are working with watercolour pigments and not oil-based inks.

    What you can do next

    After this class you can progress onto the Japanese Woodcut: Advanced class