Create Custom Stationary or Holiday Card.
Woodcut is a type of printmaking process. The art of printmaking involves the creation of a "master" printing block, from which multiple prints can then be made. The creation of a woodcut block is a very satisfying and tactile process, where hand tools are used to carve out the image that will be printed.
In this introductory workshop, students will learn how to:
- Use the carving tools.
- How to prepare an image for carving.
- Some basic carving techniques.
- How to print your block by hand.
- How to print multiple colors (registration).
- Printing cards or stationary
During this 3-hour class, you will develop a two color design on tracing paper, and transfer the designs to two woodblocks. Printing is done by hand, using water-based ink, white cards and a Japanese tool called a baren. Registration (which is lining up the separate colors) will be demonstrated.
You will take home multiple cards, your block, and a resource guide with instructions and a shopping list so that you can continue to practice on your own.
Themes, images, and ideas are open-ended and entirely up to you, but have some sketches or images in mind before the class!