Last Chance: Mokuhanga Nengajou (Japanese New Years Card) 2 day workshop
We’re so excited to have Toronto artist Elizabeth Forrest back at ARTiculations for the next two Saturdays to teach her Mokuhanga Nengajou (Japanese New Years Cards) workshop. The workshop creative theme is the Year of the Snake – a rich image full of mythology, and rich visual ideas. Participants will bring a design, and learn to transfer their image to a block, carve and print their own New Year cards (washi for 10 will be provided), The main aspects of this ancient Japanese print technique will be covered.
For more information or to register, call the shop today- amazingly, we still have a few spots left!
In case you missed it, Elizabeth gave a fabulous lecture and demo on Mokuhanga in October at ARTiculations. The same day, Forrest launched her first publication, Mokuhanga : A Beginners Manual. It is the most lovely handwritten chapbook with hand drawn illustrations to match- come check it out for yourself!
Elizabeth studied printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and later
taught in that department at OCA for seven years. In 1988 she left Toronto and went to Kyoto, Japan to learn Japanese woodblock with renowned artist and teacher, Akira Kurosaki at Kyoto Seika University.
Elizabeth subsequently stayed in Japan for 11 years, working intensively and
actively exhibiting in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. She returned to Toronto in 1999
where she now works out of her home studio.
Eiizabeth has coordinated two successful international exhbitions inToronto,
which brought together the work of established international Mokuhanga artists.
In June 2011, she attended the First International Mokuhanga Conference in
Kyoto and Awaji, Japan, to deliver deliver a paper on the practice of mokuhanga
outside of Japan, and to exhibit recent work. She has just released a book for
students, Mokuhanga: A beginner’s manual.
Elizabeth has received a number of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council
grants for travel, teaching, art production, and/or curatorial projects. Her work is
represented by Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, and found in recognized public
and private collections in Canada and abroad. For more information please see