1-Day Woodcut Intensive

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1-Day Woodcut Intensive

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday, May 13, 10 AM-5 PM

with Julie Lapping Rivera

Woodcut is a wonderfully direct and accessible form of printmaking, which yields a range of imagery from bold and simple to detailed and textural. The process of bringing an image to life through carving is both soothing and meditative. Because woodcut does not require a press, it is an excellent choice for a home practice.

In this one day intensive, we will carve and print an exploratory block from start to finish. We’ll learn everything we need to know to get started with a woodcut practice:

  • Block preparation
  • Placing the image on the block
  • Carving tool use and care
  • Registration
  • Printing with relief inks, both on and off the press

In addition to learning and refining techniques, we will share the aesthetic possibilities of woodcut, as we each explore our unique carving styles.

Newcomers and experienced printmakers are welcome!

We are grateful to McClain’s Printmaking Supplies for their partial sponsorship of this workshop.

About the Instructor:

Julie Lapping Rivera works primarily in woodcut, often combined with collage. She works in series, exploring themes most often connected to the inner workings of the heart, and the world of relationships. Currently, in addition to teaching workshops at Zea Mays, Julie teaches in the art department at Smith College. She teaches workshops and exhibits her work locally, nationally and internationally.



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May 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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