The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a workshop on mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, led by artist and printmaker April Vollmer, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9 through 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace streets.

During this intensive three-day workshop, each participant will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this water-based, non-toxic technique. Everyone will cut blocks during the first half of class and print during the second half. Each class will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock.

Vollmer is an artist and printmaker living in New York City who primarily works in mokuhanga but also makes drawings, collages and books. She teaches mokuhanga regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop and has given workshops in many other locations.

Fee for this program is $366, $318 for members, and includes a $30 materials fee. For more information or to sign up, call 596-0949 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or