Mt. Fuji, Hokusai, Japanese woodblock printmaking

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: Colour




25 January 2023-
22 March 2023




The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts


Learn how to create a colour woodblock print. You will be taught techniques specifically for multi-colour printing such as using registration marks or kento. If you have previously attended the colour woodblock printmaking course at the School, you can progress to learn more advanced print effects such gradation, blind embossing and more.

By the end of the course, you will understand key principles of colour printing and be able to produce prints independently.

Who is this course for?

You must be aged 18 or over to participate in our programmes.


Please note that you can only attend this class if you have previously attended Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: Black and White at the School.

What days do I attend?

Wednesdays, 25 Jan, 1, 8, 22 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 March.

There will be no class on 15 February.

How many students can attend?

8 people

Where will this course take place?

At The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided.

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy. Avoid wearing baggy clothing (especially sleeves), loose jewellery, high heels or open-toed shoes.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

Concessions cannot be applied in retrospect. To receive a concession, please apply via our online form. We will then send you a discount code to use when booking your space.

Terms & Conditions

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course. This course requires a minimum number of enrollments to run.

Our normal terms and conditions apply, with the addition of the following:

  • Please don't attend if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms. We will be happy to refund your fee or put your fee towards a course on a future date in the next 12 months.

  • If we are unable to hold a session in person due to a change in conditions, e.g. another UK lockdown, this course cannot be held online.

Tutor Biography

Hiroko Imada

Hiroko Imada studied at the Slade in printmaking and while she was there she started to teach Japanese Woodblock Printing. She established the course at the British Museum in 2000 and the PSTA in 2017 and has been teaching there since then. She was commissioned by the British Museum to create a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing and its process was recorded to create a film to run at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ from 30 September 2021 to January 2022 at the British Museum.

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