Woodcut, a form of relief printing is the oldest technique used in fine art Printmaking and it continues to be a strong graphic tradition today.
The artist’s design or drawing is made on a piece of wood and the untouched areas are then cut away with gouges, leaving the raised image which is then inked. Woodcut prints are produced by pressing the selected medium (usually paper) onto the inked image.
This workshop will introduce you to the tools and methods needed to allow you to carve and print from your own relief woodblocks.
From transferring a drawing onto the woodblock, exploring varied carving techniques, and creating ink impression on traditional printing paper each participant will leave with a mini edition of A4 size fine art relief print on fine art paper.
What you will learn in this class:
Designing for woodblock
To carve woodblocks safely using different carving techniques and mark making