PROGRAMS

OPEN CALLS UPDATED ON 25/Feb/2019

(please scroll down for open-call information for the 2019 program)

I. 2020 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence of:

Basic Training Program A: From April 19 (Sun.) to May 23 (Sat.), 2020
Basic Training Program B: From July 19 (Sun.) to August 22 (Sat.), 2020
Basic Training Program C: From August 30 (Sun.) to October 3 (Sat.), 2020
Advanced Program D: From May 31 (Sun.) to July 4 (Sat.), 2020

The Basic Training program covers the fundamental skills of Mokuhanga (water-based woodblock printmaking) including the process, techniques, tools and materials, which are rooted in the tradition of ukiyo-e printing. Residency provides you with sufficient time to experiment with and further develop your skills of Mokuhanga in the peaceful environment of Lake Kawaguchi. This program is available to all artists and printmakers who wish to experience the introductory levels of Mokuhanga.

In the Advanced program, designed for those who have completed basic training, in addition to learning more about Mokuhanga and the maintenance techniques of the Baren printing, the program provides you with opportunity to work along with your proposed plan of work and to have your work reviewed by Mokuhanga masters both from technical and artistic points of view, so that your skill and artistic quality will be solidified as professional Mokuhanga artist. The program also contains a Japanese bookbinding workshop* to offer you the opportunity to make your own original artist book.
*The contents may be subject to be change

To apply, please read the guidelines and complete the application form by typing. The form should be sent to MI-LAB infodesk by email, with the other required documents stated in the document.

Click to download each document:
Basic Training Program Guidelines / application form in Word or ODT or PDF file.
Advanced Program Guidelines / application form in Word or ODT or PDF file.

Application Deadline is April 10, 2019.
Selected applicants will be informed to applicants by April 26th 2019 by email.

II. Additional call for few vacancies in 2019 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence of:

Basic Training Program B: From Sep. 15 (Sun.) to Oct.19 (Sat.), 2019

To apply, please read the guidelines and complete the application form by typing. The form should be sent to MI-LAB infodesk by email, with other required documents stated in the document.

Click to download each document:
Basic Training Program Guidelines / application form in Word or PDF file
Application Deadline is April 10, 2019.
Selected applicants will be informed to applicants by April 26, 2019 by e-mail.


Artists’ consent of the donated prints of NAP and/or MI-LAB AIR programs

We are collecting letters of consent for the prints donated by the past participant artists to our Artist-In-Residence Programs to reconfirm the copyrights of MI-LAB to archive them in a proper way. Furthermore, it will enable us to utilize our huge archives for promoting more Mokuhanga activities on artists’ permission.
If you are a participant in NAP or/and MI-LAB and you could volunteer any amount of time to assist us, please click here to submit your letter.


Artists talk event with 2018 Advanced program E participants

On coming Sunday five participants at MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi Artist-In-Residence will visit CfSHE Gallery to show some of their recent Mokuhanga works, for asking advise from Baren Master Hidehiko Goto.
Please join us to see & talk!
Date: October 28, 2018 at 6 – 7 p.m.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery (3331 Arts Chiyoda room B-109)
Admission free * Reservation is required. Please write to us from here.


2018 Advanced Program E

This year’s last Mokuhanga Advanced Class has begun. The following 5 artists have been stayind and working at Lake Kawaguchi from October 21 to November 24, 2018.

Ivy Maile Andrade (USA)

Lynnette Gould (Australia)

Lucy May Shofield (UK)

Faith Stone (USA)

Trish (Patricia) Yates (Australia)


2018 Basic Training Program C

This year’s last Mokuhanga Basic training has completed. The following 6 artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from September 2 to October 6, 2018.

Anna Campomanes (USA)

Sybille Schlumbom (Germany/New Zealand)

Philipp Claudius Schroeder (Germany/USA)

Svitlana Shiells (Ukraine/USA)

Cipriano Chas Vazquez (Spain)

Ulrich Gottfried Zwerenz (Germany)


2018 Basic Training Program B

A Mokuhanga Residence program has completed. The following 6 artists have stayed and worked at Lake Kawaguchi from July 22 to August 25, 2018.

Catherine Liu (USA)

Julia McKinlay (UK)

Mee Ming Wong (Canada / Hong Kong)

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas (USA)

Paulina Brunner (Germany)

Stephanie Peters (Australia)


Artists talk event with 2018 Advanced program participants

On coming sunday six participants at MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi Artist-In-Residence participants will visit CfSHE Gallery to show some of their recent Mokuhanga works.
Please join us to see & talk!
Date: June 17, 2018 at 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: CfSHE Gallery (3331 Arts Chiyoda room B-109)
Admission free * Reservation is required. Please write to us from here.
Guest: Baren Maker Hidehiko Goto (Instructor of MI-LAB)


2018 Advanced Program D

2018’s first advanced level Mokuhanga Residence: Advanced Program D has been started! The following 6 artists will have been staying and working at Lake Kawaguchi from June 10 to July 14, 2018.

Ann Hilary Kavanagh (Ireland)

Daniel Streck (USA)

Endi Poskovic (USA / Sarajevo)

Stella Ebner (USA)

Jennifer Veronica Lim (Australia)

Julie Deanne Strasheim (USA)


OPEN STUDIO of 2018 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A


The studio where six participants are engaging in Mokuhanga in the ongoing Residence Program will be open to public on Sunday May 20th. Please visit us!
Date: May 20, 2018 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: MI-LAB Lake Kawaguchi; 4018, Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minami-Tsurugun, Yamanashi, JAPAN
Map: http://endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/access/
Admission free
*Please make reservation calling to Tel. 090-6104-0871 Or contact by e-mail.

2012年より開催してまいりました「国際木版画ラボラトリー・アーティスト・イン・レジデンス」は、富士河口湖町および近隣の皆様のご協力のもと今年で6年目を迎え、これまで30か国延べ89名のアーティストが滞在していきました。
本年最初のレジデンスプログラムでは、アメリカ・イギリス・オランダ各国からの6名のアーティストが日本伝統の木版画技法を学び、作品を制作しています。そのアトリエを今回オープンスタジオとして開放いたします。海外の人たちによる、浮世絵でおなじみの木版画作品は個性あふれる現代アートとしても楽しめます。ぜひ遊びにいらいしてください。また、アーティストとの交流も大歓迎です。
日 時 2018年5月20日(日)14:00~16:00
場 所 富士河口湖町勝山4018番地 国際木版画ラボラトリー
入場無料
*参加ご希望の方はご一報いただければ幸いです。
Tel. 090-6104-0871 (佐藤)またはコンタクトフォームへご連絡ください。


2018 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program A

2018’s first Residence: Basic Training Program A has been started! The following 6 artists will have been staying and working at Lake Kawaguchi from April 22 to May 26, 2018.

Célline Gabriëlle Lamée (The Netherlands)

Julie Scelton-Snyder (USA)

Kate Yolanda Leney (UK)

Kathryn Desforges (UK)

Kerry Corcoran (USA)

Kristi Arnold (USA)


Registration

To receive the most recent information from us, please complete a registration form and send it to us by e-mail, at the same time telling us the year and the program in which you are interested. On receipt of your application, we will in due course send to you by e-mail the latest timetable and other information. 

To download the registration form, please click here(PDF) or here(DOCX).