Workshops held at:
The Japanese Paper Place Warehouse
77 Brock Avenue
Toronto, M6K 2L3
(2 blocks west of Dufferin, north of Queen)
Tel: (416) 538-9669
Here we list several workshops in
the Toronto area led by artists who know and love washi.
Please contact us if you know of similar learning opportunities
that feature washi and its magnificent potential.
We are thrilled to learn theat the Toronto
School of Art has been resurrected and is once again
open for creative workshops. Visit their website for more
info and to register for their courses.
Print artist Elizabeth Forrest is now
offering small classes in Japanese woodblock printing,
also known as mokuhanga, in her studio at Carlaw Ave. and
Queen St. E. in Toronto. Easily accessible by TTC; close
Mokuhanga, also known as Japanese woodblock printmaking,
is a sophisticated colour printing medium originating
in 18th century Japan. Mokuhanga makes use of 100%
kozo hanga washi papers to achieve the subtle, translucent
surface quality that can only be achieved through this
medium. Among its many unique features, this medium
is petrol chemical free and non toxic.
Elizabeth studied mokuhanga with artist Akira Kurosaki
in Kyoto, Japan, and works almost exclusively in the
MOKUHANGA WINTER COURSE 2013
A full 20-hour course in mokuhanga is now open to registration.
Adult beginners are welcome, although some printmaking
experience is recommended.
NEW Students will
be using beautiful, seasoned cherry woodblocks at no extra
charge. Good quality Japanese carving
and printing tools as well as materials are also now more
easily available at several locations in Toronto for the
Dates: January 12, 20, 27, and 3rd of February.
Times: From 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fees: $385 (+HST), $35 materials. Ask about the under
age 30 discount.
Please go to elizabethforrest.ca and
explore the site for information about contemporary work
in mokuhanga. For more information
about the course, visit Elizabeth's blog or email elizabeth
Brown is a designer and craftsman who creates
fine custom shoji screens and furniture at his workshop Equinox
Interiors in Peterborough. He offers classes
in creating shoji screens and table lamps where
he combines woodworking and the application of beautiful
washi; you can see his work and course descriptions
at his website.
a Toronto artist whose beautiful and richly textured works
often employ a variety of types of washi. She offers classes
through her own studio as well as through other creative
venues such as Neilson Park Creative Centre and the the
Haliburton School of the Arts. Most of her workshops employ
washi to some extent, but most extensively in her classes
in relief printing. See the courses
and presentations section of her website for