2019 has few openings because of preparations for my 50 Years of Printmaking exhibition in 2020 or 2021.
The School will close at the end of 2019 for short-term students. From 2020 the shortest course will be three months, tho longer courses for individuals aiming to become teachers will be held. However, the School up in Karuizawa with teacher Terry McKenna will be opened in spring of 2019 for short- and long-term students.
Let me give you some new information about how we work here in Kyoto. Classes begin at 1pm and end at 6pm after a workshop cleaning up. There are no classes on weekends or Fridays. The daily fee is ¥10,000 and includes your proof paper, an 11-knife set, the baren, a baren brace, sharpening rouge and its stand, transferring film, instruction, study materials, use of the workshop's tools and facilities, stone seal carving. Each student must purchase their own wood and pigments; the set of 18 bottles of pure colors costs ¥15,000. Long-term courses will try to visit a paper-making village, if possible; depends on the weather, and the schedule of the paper maker.