Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Demonstration by woodblock printmaker Paul Binnie - Toledo Museum of Art

This is a recent video uploaded by the Toledo Museum of Art so not sure how many of you have seen it. "On Thursday, November 21, 2013, contemporary Japan-trained woodblock print artist Paul Binnie presented an illustrated talk about the historical and technical aspects of woodblock printmaking in Japan from the 7th century to the present day. He also gave a live demonstration of Japanese printing methods."

Some old Baren members may remember Paul's occassional posts on our forum. Its a long video with the first half hour talking about the history of Japanese printmaking, discussion of tools and photos of Paul's studio setup. The last part is a fun demonstration were Paul prints the color blocks for two color variations of the same image. Enjoy !


  1. Great demo! I really want to get in there and try it out.

  2. Fantastic demonstration. I've been looking for a simple, yet honest woodblock demo to use with my students. Thanks!