Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TAM Docents: Websites about woodblock prints

Hello Docents-

Below are some great woodblock print related websites shared by Elizabeth. Thanks Elizabeth!


I have also attached a new Docent Contact List to reflect changes that include our new docents. Please review and let me know if you see any mistakes or changes that need to be made. I will send out a new copy if there are any updates. This will be useful if you need to find a last minute replacement for a tour or if you need to set up a time to meet with a docent who was able to attend a training that you did not.


Thank you for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum!




Jana Wennstrom
Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

T: 253.272.4258 x3030




From: abcdelizabeth@comcast.net [mailto:abcdelizabeth@comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:35 AM
To: Jana Wennstrom
Subject: Websites about woodblock prints


Dear Jana:


In preparing for my presentation at Franke Tobey Jones Center, I came across these websites that I found interesting and helpful. Though other docents might find them helpful.



At the PBS website, they have a series about Japan, and some great information on woodblocks. This link has an interactive application that you can actually add multiple colors, step-by-step to a woodblock print and see how the print takes shape! Try it. Also, some good historical information.



This site has excellent breakdown of topics on how woodblocks are made, what is ukiyo-e, and the printing process of the prints. Another good source.



This is David Bull's website and has just about everything you would ever want to know about Japanese woodblocks! David is a Japan-based, Canadian printmaker of over 30 years. He is dedicated to this craft! One of my favorite sections on his website is on Craftsmen, the master artists who David has interviewed and visited with. Also very interesting is how the baren is made.

AND MUCH MUCH MORE! Definitely one to check out.


www.YouTube.com has numerous video clips if you search under Japanese woodblock prints.


OKAY! That's about it. Enjoy! But most of all enjoy our wonderful exhibit at TAM.


Elizabeth Walsh


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