In my Japanese woodblock printmaking workshops, participants learn the how to carve, print with water-based pigments, kento registration, and pressing with a baren – all hallmarks of the mokuhanga (wood print) printmaking process dating back to the 17th century.


INCLINE VILLAGE, NV | June 24 – 28, 2019 | Five Day Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking at Sierra Nevada College. Registration is open.

Sierra Nevada College-Lake Tahoe hosts an extensive series of Summer Visiting Artist Workshops featuring artists renown in their fields. SNC is a private, liberal arts university located five miles east of the California border and is serviced by the Reno/International Airport.

SNC Students please bring:

  • An idea for your print. Your print design needs to fit within a 7” x 10” boundary (paper size will be 9” x 12”). Ideally, it will have clearly defined shapes (like in a coloring book) and may utilize two or more colors. Print Design Steps
  • Carving tools – recommend beginners set “Japanese detail carving tools”, $46 www.leevalley
  • Woodblocks – (One) 3/8” x 9” x 12” shina plywood, $11 www.immclains
  • Brushes –  One or two #8 or #10 watercolor brushes (old ones are fine) PLUS #8 Japanese Surikomi Bake $21 (printmaking brush), www.imcclains
  • “Standard Quality Baren” (medium #A6208 or large #A6209 – large is better), or high quality “Murasaki Baren” (medium #A6026 – the best) , www.imcclains


OTTAWA, ONTARIO | July 30 – August 2, 2019 | Four Day Intro Workshop on Japanese Woodblock Printmaking at Ottawa School of Art. Call: 613.241.7471


“Mary Brodbeck’s mastery of mokuhanga is nearly as inspiring and beautiful as her patience and kindness as a teacher. I would recommend her workshop to anyone who wants to learn more about Japanese prints.” ~Trishelle J.

“Incredibly thorough! A workshop that engages all skill levels.” ~Ashlee M.

“Mary was great at showing step by step….I improved my process 100%.” ~Barbara M.

“Mary’s class actually exceeded my expectations, it was great.”” ~Dee B.

“Mary is that rare combination, a proficient artist and a great teacher.” ~Alex P.

“Mary’s class was a nice, easy introduction to an art that I am really interested in. She did a lot to make it really accessible.” ~Joe V.

“My experience of having Mary as a personal instructor was extremely helpful and inspiring. It allowed me the courage to work and experiment with a brand new art medium.” ~Sybil G.

“This was the most enjoyable art workshop I have ever taken.” ~Elizabeth G.


Mary Brodbeck Woodblock Prints

For those who value elegant design, the warmth of the hand made, and the restorative power of art.


610 W. Willard St., Studio D • Kalamazoo, MI 49007 • 269-344-6654 •

* Original Woodblock Prints * Guest Lecturer and Instructor * Documentary Film * Greeting Cards *
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