We just arrived back in Kelowna after a quick road trip to Portland. I had a last minute opportunity to attend a Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock print workshop at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, taught by April Vollmer, author of the new Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop book, released last August.
I plan to finish up my little test prints back home in my own studio. It was a terrific workshop! Now that I have had some experience in person to get started with some basics, the book will also be incredibly helpful as a reference.
I saw some wonderful artwork on display in Portland, met a lot of kind and interesting people, got lost a few times, read a lot of maps to navigate through new places, picked up a couple of great books at Powell’s Bookstore, and ate some truly incredible food!