Beginning Watercolor Woodblock

Beginning Watercolor Woodblock​

Japanese Woodblock Printing is growing in popularity due to the medium’s use of natural materials. But for many artists, the unfamiliarity of the tools and the complex steps make the process challenging to learn.

In Beginning Watercolor Woodblock, you’ll make an edition of Japanese Woodblock Prints in five weeks.

Live sessions take place Sundays from 1-2 EST.  Join us live for early access to new course content each week.

$150 for all five sessions, content, and professional guidance.

After taking this course, you WILL:

  • Ditch your toxic inks and chemicals
  • Print with watercolors and inks on-hand
  • Turn your paintings into prints using the same watercolors
  • Stop saving for that expensive press you thought you needed
  • Forget about the exhausting cleanup process with western inks and brayers.
  • Make your best prints on the kitchen table
  • Look forward to the relaxing sounds of carving wood
  • Make high-quality prints faster than other printmaking methods

Course Supply list

Price if purchased separately online: $250

Studio Essentials

  • Newsprint
  • Wastebasket
  • Spray bottles with water
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • HB Pencils
  • 4B Pencils
  • Trash bags
  • Newsprint
  • Paper Towels

One-to-One Coaching

Participants can purchase one-to-one coaching video sessions. Sessions are specific to the course and must be used within a six-week timeframe of the coaching purchase.

Select Student Work: Beginning Watercolor Woodblock

Online Course FAQ

Don’t see your question answered here? Contact us for more information.

My courses are for people who are new to relief printmaking or already have experience making prints. This course is for you if:
  • you’ve taken an introductory printmaking class and are ready to learn more
  • You’re new to printmaking
  • want to set up a printmaking space in your apartment, home, art studio, or classroom

The Mokuhanga Kits have everything you need for woodblock courses.
You can also buy materials from Amazon or your local Art store. Here’s my carefully curated list of materials available on Amazon

The best prints are made on the kitchen table! Everyone should be able to have space to handmake prints, whether it’s a corner in the apartment, spare bedroom, dedicated studio space, or classroom. The process I teach is suitable for any space. We work with non-toxic materials, so no ventilation is required.

The minimal time requirement is around 18-24 hours over six weeks.

Example course time breakdown:
  • 6 hours total for weekly live group work-in-progress critiques.
  • 3-6 hours for image design and carving
  • 4-6 hours for each printing session

You’ll receive a welcome email packet detailing what to expect. Before each session starts, you’ll receive a reminder email with a link to the live session.

Yes! If you’re not happy with the course, you’ll get a full refund.


On top of learning how to make better prints, I truly appreciated Charles' instruction skills!
He progressed through the concepts so logically and clearly and managed our time, needs, and materials so well. And I liked that he had us being more social than in average classes.
Jennifer Z
Artist, Palo Alto, CA
The session was so well organized and executed. Covering a brief history of printmaking, the fundamentals of image design, and technical demonstrations made it an enriching experience. There was never a dull moment, yet I did not feel rushed. It was an exciting, inspiring, social, and gratifying time with Charles"
Jane W.
Artist, Carmel, CA

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