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White Line Woodcut

Annie Bissett
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2014, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$30 materials fee due the first day of the workshop.

The white line woodblock method was founded in the early 1900s in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by a group of artists who were interested in Japanese printmaking but grew tired of cutting a block of wood for every color as that method demanded. These Provincetown artists, including Blanche Lazzell and B.J.O. Nordfeldt, developed a way to make color prints from a single block of wood. In their method, a line drawing is incised on the block with a knife or gouge creating v-shaped cuts, which become white lines surrounding each shape where the different colors will be applied. Each section is then hand colored with watercolor paint and printed with a baren or wooden spoon until the print is complete. While a block can be re-used to create another print, every print will be unique because of the variations in paint application. This two-day workshop will explore the possibilities inherent in this simple and fun method of relief printing.

$275 ‐ Non‐Members

$245 ‐ Members