Video and online teaching resources:

So grateful for everyone who came to check out my instructional videos last month. I hope you got something valuable from them. If you’re interested in continued access to those videos I encourage you to support me on Patreon where you can access all these videos as well as any upcoming videos and additional benefits. You are also welcome to reach out to me directly at andy@fablewood.com and sign up on my email mailing list here.

My video resources cover all aspects of the development of a mokuhanga print. Also, please feel free to share this information with any artist, student or appreciator you think might be interested in the process.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you might have at andy@fablewood.com. If you’d like to support this work consider purchasing a print or supporting me through Patreon here.


What I teach

• Technical processes of creating a Mokuhanga print, to universities, schools, art centers and individuals. This includes planning, materials, carving and printing.

• Technical process of creating, carving and printing a wood engraving.

• The development of a personal creative process and potential.

• Creative voice and Image development


“Andy was exceptionally generous with insights for students, who were thrilled to learn subtleties of mokuhanga carving and printing, and to learn about wood engraving. They also benefitted from hearing Andy describe his creative process… I am sure there are students who will see this week as pivotal in their development as artists.”


Visiting Artist opportunities:

I love working and speaking with people. If your institution, art program, printshop or art center is interested in having me come visit to demonstrate, talk and or teach any of these processes, please reach out to me directly to inquire at andy@fablewood.com.


In person study:

In-person One-on-one study is a minimum of 12 sessions (3 hours each). Each 3 hour session is $200. I am based in Asheville, North Carolina. No former printing experience necessary. All ages committed to study are welcome.

I am open to working out additional options with anyone determined to make this experience happen. If you are interested in this study opportunity simply reach out to me via email at andy@fablewood.com to start a conversation.


Why I teach

Teaching to me is a very serious endeavor, requireing not only a level of mastery but also a state of mind and spirit to be able to convey a depth if instruction beyond physical skill or superficial understanding of a subject.

And while I believe that being a teacher is a serious endeavor, I am also convinced that being a student is just as serious a commitment. A good teacher can help a good student build a bridge to an otherwise impossible place, and It is in this spirit I open myself to the endeavor of teaching.

As a teacher I promise to meet the student where they are and traverse with them the rocky terrain of their own discoveries within themselves as artists. While I will share specific skills in the medium of woodcut printmaking and image development, I recognize art-making is not limited simply to the development of a skill. Speaking with a truly creative voice is empowering and artistic expression unlocked by a sincere heart has the potential to change the world.

In a student I would look for a sincerity of practice and a willingness to devote themselves to creating their best work. I believe we all have deep-seeded creative potential that ties us to the world we live in and acts as a window to our best selves—however we choose to express it.

If what I’ve said here has struck a chord, I invite you to reach out and see where that might take us. I understand everyone’s journey is different and all of us have differing means to make happen the things we want to manifest in our lives — I am open to them. No force, no blame.