Join artist and printmaker Danielle Creenaune for a masterclass in plywood lithography, (Mokulito), a process which combines the principles of lithography and woodblock printing (Mokuhanga), using wood as a printing matrix, instead of limestone. This technique was developed by professor Seishi Ozaku in Japan in the 1970’s. Josef Budka and his daughter Ewa have realised further development of the process in Poland.
Danielle uses mokulito extensively in her own practice, and has adapted the process, combining it with elements of the traditional Japanese method, traditional lithography and also those stemming from her own discoveries. A unique characteristic of Mokulito is that it produces small editions, (usually of under 10 prints), each of which is varied. The image provides a wood texture which can also be combined with woodcut. It is a very organic process due to its variability, flexibility and the pace at which the matrix can be processed and printed. Although at first glance prints in the edition may seem the same, each possesses its own unique attributes. With large scale image making it allows for working more intuitively, where the subtleties of wood texture can be achieved and colour and composition can be explored more freely.
During the course learners will look at artwork examples to be able to identify how certain marks are achieved, and learn about how to prepare, draw onto, process and print their own test blocks. This process uses the etching press to print, so attendees on the course can continue to use WYPW’s facilities as a member afterwards to continue working.
Danielle is also running an ‘Explore Chine Collé’ workshop on the Friday before this course. Both these sessions run alongside Danielle’s solo exhibition in the WYPW gallery space during April/May 2018.
Some previous printmaking experience is helpful but not essential.
Danielle Creenaune is an Australian born artist who now works out of her print studio in Barcelona. Her central motivation “is the intrinsic dialogue between landscape and people, how landscape is perceived through our library of pre-lived experiences and the ways in which this is reflected through the visual language of gesture.”
Her work has received numerous awards internationally including the René Carcan International Printmaking Award 2016 1st Mention in Belgium, and her lithographs were selected to represent Australia in the International Print Triennial Krakow 2015. Creenaune’s work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.
She completed a Bachelor and a Master of Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1997.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.