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Japanese Wood Block Printing with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • Printmaking

Students will learn how a wood block carving is made in Japan using Styrofoam and use watercolour to paint a completed wood block image. They will also hear a traditional Japanese legend about Namazu, a giant catfish who lives under the country of Japan who, when he moves it activates an earthquake.

Grade Suitability4-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required4-6 hours
Material RequiredSupplied by artist.
Material CostUsually $50-$75
Language of InstructionEnglish
AvailabilitySeptember - June

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions. Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

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  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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