Relief Printmaking: Woodcut

May 13, 2014 to June 3, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Instructor: Christina Lang Member:140 | Non-Member:156 | Materials Fee: 55 Enrollment Max: 10

Come and try your hand at printmaking, the land of happy accidents where mistakes become masterpieces! Woodcut printmaking dates back to 17th century China and is considered to be the oldest form of printmaking. In woodcut, an ink drawing is made on a wood block. The artist cuts away uninked areas, leaving inked areas raised. Printing ink is applied to the raised surface and a sheet of paper is laid on the block to take an impression by hand or a press. Students will learn woodcut relief printmaking techniques including how to create acetone photocopy transfer as well as carving images on to blocks of birch plywood. When students have completed cutting and carving their blocks, the group will create multiple editions of their prints.