June 4 (that's tomorrow!) is the last day to sign up for my upcoming Woodblock Printing Workshop, so if you've been thinking about it, now is the time to sign up! I will be closing registration after June 4 to allow myself time for staining blocks, cutting paper, and other preparation.
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $100, materials included. Click here for Workshop Registration and more details.
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. The woodblocks can then be used to print an edition or experiment with color variations. Materials are included but please bring a photo or sketch to use as reference and inspiration.
The workshop will take place at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Hope to see you there!
I'm a woodblock printmaker who is committed to a non-toxic (or less toxic) art practice. I started out as a painter but found my way to printmaking through a love of paper and process. I seem to be falling for papermaking in the same way. I went to Syracuse University, where I studied painting (BFA) and museum studies (MA). I was a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts for five years and previously worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.