I'm pleased to offer a Woodblock Printing Workshop on June 8 at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, MD. All experience levels are welcome! Materials are included, so it's a great chance to try out woodblock, print with color, and learn to work with Akua inks, which are intensely pigmented, non-toxic, professional quality inks.
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.
I hope you'll join me!
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.