Mentorship:

Having a mentor is a crucial part of your development as an artist. A personal relationship with a practicing artist means you have access to information not normally taught in a school environment. Tailored discussions to develop your own creative process, honest assessment of your work and insights on where to focus to be able to make your best work not to mention a personal and supportive relationship.

I am based in Asheville, North Carolina. No former printing experience necessary.

This program is open to all age and skill levels with both zoom and in-person meeting options. I’m happy to set up a free 30 minute phone or zoom session to determine if this is something you might be interested in. Email me to set up a time.

Program costs:
Individual: $75 for 1 hour session / $400 for 6 session package
Groups of 2-4: $40 per person for 1 hour session
Groups of 5+: $25 per person for 1 hour session


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.


Video and online teaching resources:

If you’re interested in access to my library of mokuhanga instructional 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.


Why I teach

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

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.

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

In a student I would look for sincerity of practice and 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.