Woodcut - Create A Print or Custom Stationary

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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!

This class is lead by Michael Angelis 
Intro to Print Making Class