Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sponsored by: MakeHaven
Woodcut is a type of printmaking process. The art of printmaking involves the creation of a “master” printing block, from which multiple prints can then be made. The creation of a woodcut block is a very satisfying and tactile process, where hand tools are used to carve out the image that will be printed.
In this introductory workshop, students will learn how to:
use the carving tools
prepare an image for carving
execute some basic carving techniques
print your block by hand
print multiple colors (registration)
print cards or stationary
During this 3-hour class, you will develop a one or two color design on tracing paper, and transfer the designs to two woodblocks. Printing is done by hand, using water-based ink, white cards and a Japanese tool called a baren. Registration (which is lining up the separate colors) will be demonstrated.
A woodcut printmaking student displays a finished print created using a woodblock made at MakeHaven in New Haven, CT.
You will take home multiple prints, your block, and a resource guide with instructions and a shopping list so that you can continue to practice on your own.
Themes, images, and ideas are open-ended and entirely up to you, but have some sketches or images in mind before the class!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 936-9830
- Admission: $40
- 770 Chapel Street
- New Haven
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