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Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Instructor: Kevin Frances
Aug 18 - Aug 21
4-day workshop, 10am - 4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$450 members, $500 non-members

The registration has been closed to this workshop until further notice due to Covid-19. If you are interested in taking this workshop please email Meaghan Morrow at for more details about how this workshop will be effected by CCP’s temporary closure.




In this workshop, participants will learn the Japanese technique of carving woodblocks and printing them by hand. This process uses water-based inks and does not require a press. Participants will also learn proper handling and sharpening of carving tools using waterstones. This technique is well suited to the individualist as it is decidedly low tech. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the tools and techniques needed to make prints in a home studio. While traditional processes will be taught, the medium can be utilized as an avenue for contemporary prints.


Image: Kevin Frances, Freedom, Woodcut


KEVIN FRANCES is an artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been show at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, CA, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. Visit Kevin at




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