Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Photo from last year's workshop for YEar of the Boar.

Japanese Wood Block Printing Workshop

It's Year of the RAT "nenga jo" Time!
December 18th & 20th from 6 till 9 pm

Every year the Japanese celebrate the New Year by making their own “nenga jo”, or new year’s cards, to send to their friends. Usually the cards depict the animal whose year it is, and nenga jo are remarkable for their range of inventive, personalized images. Next year 2008, will be the Year of the Rat. This animal has a lovely name in Japanese - "nezumi".

Printmaker, Elizabeth Forrest, is offering a one day work shop at Kozo Studio for students to create their own nenga jo to send to relatives and friends.

Bring a cute or scary rat image to the class. After working it into a carve-able design and transferring it to a block, you will carve the image. Students will then learn the basics of Japanese style waterbased printing enabling them to print a series of cards on japanese washi paper.

You can can send it in the New Year as part of a greeting to friends and we have been invited submit them to the International Year of the Rat Exhibition at Proof Gallery!

$90/student (plus $10 for washi paper payable on first day of class)
8 participant maximum.

Registration Information
Payment is required upon registration to guarantee a space in the workshop. For more information contact Akemi at or tel: 416-214-1882.
KOZO Studio/Gallery, 257 Broadview Ave. north of Dundas.

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