Intro to woodcut: This course is aimed at anyone who would like to dive into the world of printmaking without any prior experience needed. During the class we will be discussing woodcut as a medium using examples from art history to show the dynamic nature of the technique. You will learn about the tools used, how to cut the block, how to ink it up and finally how to print.
The first portion of the class will be spent exploring visual examples, the tools used and a walk through of the process. We will also discuss how to start carving and it will be best to come prepared with an image. The second section of class will be carving your image. The third part will be all about learning how to print your block, including tearing paper, setting up the press and cleaning up properly.
Students will finish the class with their own woodcut block and a carving tool set to further explore the craft.
No experience necessary. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch around 12p-1p, participants can leave for the full hour or use the time to work on their woodblock.
MakeHaven Main Space
The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.