Woodblock Printing Workshop
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$100, materials included
Please register here by June 4
Learn the process of creating woodblock prints, or "woodcuts". Participants will create a line drawing on wood, then carve away the negative space to produce a bold, linear "key block." We will then transfer the design to a second block to carve and add color. Printing techniques will be introduced, as well as instruction on using non-toxic Akua inks and modifiers. The woodblocks can then be used to print an edition or experiment with color variations.
Participants will have hands-on instruction in exploring a variety of techniques including:
· Carving a design into a woodblock (suitable for printing)
· Transferring a printed image to a color block
· Registration (lining up the key block and the color block)
· Inking woodblocks
· Printing by hand or with a press (I have barens AND a baby press!)
Walk away with 2-3 woodblocks, a set of prints, and a list of resources for printing supplies.