April 2021(all the following will be eliminated as soon as I can understand the near future of the School and submit the 2021 news/events; please wait a bit...)
There are some important changes coming to the School. First, there will be a 10,000 yen deposit sent to the office when the student has seriously indicated he/she wants to attend the school. (We use PayPal; rksteiner1234 (at) gmail.com)
Secondly, class fees are paid on the first day of the week, usually Monday, for the whole 4-day class period.
Thirdly, a tour of a sumi making company over in Nara City will be added to the outings schedule. But the company has no tours in the hot months, usually April to the end of September. We will try to visit other mokuhanga related places instead.
Ask questions about the above, or anything else.
2019 has a ome new openings now. But because of preparations for my 50 Years of Printmaking exhibition in May, 2020, applications should be sent early.
The School will close at the end of 2019 for long-term students. From 2020 the shortest course will be 10-days to three months. However, the School up in Karuizawa with teacher Terry McKenna will be available from 2019 for short- and long-term students.
Let me give you some more 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. We also may go to Nara to visit a sumi making workshop.