Sosaku Hanga Woodblock Printmaking with Hiroki Morinoue

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78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa 96725
Donkey Mill Art Center
Members:$350 / Nonmembers: $420 Supply: $35
Contact Phone Number
(808) 322-3362


2 Consecutive Weekends, February 1, 2 & 8, 9 from 10am - 4pm

Students are encouraged to work during the week as well during the Open Print Studio on Tues/Thur 10am - 4pm (complimentary for class enrollees) 


Under the guidance of Master Print Maker Hiroki Morinoue, students will be investigating traditional print processes while working on two projects.  The first will be a black and white reductive woodcut process, using multi-tone or value image.  The second is using four panels of wood to create a multi-colored woodcut print.  Discussion of image, tone and drama will be directed towards individual critique.  Carving and printing techniques will be discussed along with short demonstrations on traditional and alternative approaches.

Sosaku Hanga was an art movement in early 20th century Japan that stressed principles of "self-drawn" (自画, jiga), "self-carved" (自刻, jikoku) and "self-printed" (自刷, jizuri) art, emphasizing the artist, motivated by a desire for self-expression, as the sole creator.  These types of creative print artists distinguished themselves as artists who made art for art’s sake.



Hiroki Morinoue is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii with a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has worked successfully in a variety of media including mixed media paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. He has long been a patient observer of the rhythms, cycles and patterns of nature. Morinoue has shown his works in galleries across the mainland and Japan. His art may also be seen in Hawaii State Art Museum collection, The Contemporary Museum of Hawaii, The Honolulu academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection, The De Young Museum print collection in San Francisco, The Ueno no Mori Museum in Tokyo, The First Hawaiian Bank, Neiman-Marcus' Honolulu & Chicago Collection, Verizon Hawaii Collection.  He is one of the founders and a volunteer Artistic Director of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a non-profit organization on the island of Hawaii. In 1996 he was designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in Honolulu.

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