Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course qualifies the student for independent work in watercolour woodcut and opens up opportunities for expanding personal artistic expression.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 22.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tuula Moilanen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tuula Moilanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Japanese woodblock printmaking is non-toxic method of relief printing. All pigments used are water-based and most materials and tools come straight from Japan. During the course you will learn how to handle carving tools properly and how to register a multi-coloured print with perfection. In addition to basic working methods, you will learn various printing techniques of traditional mokuhanga.You also have an opportunity to examine genuine old ukiyo-e prints from teacher’s collection.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Demonstrations, lectures, exercises and personal guidance

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is organized as contact teaching.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Puupiirroksen taito, Öljyväripuupiirros ja japanilainen vesiväripuupiirros, Kari Laitinen, Tuula Moilanen, Antti Tanttu, TaiK/Ilmari Design Publications, 1999, ISBN 951-558-025-0

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    01285 Japanese watercolour woodcut

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