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Exploring Woodcut and Color: Reduction and More

imageJulie Rivera
Friday – Sunday, August 14-16, 2015, 10-5
$350 non-members $310 members
$40 materials fee (includes block, inks, paper)

There are many wonderful ways to introduce color to the woodcut process. In this workshop we will learn how to carve and print a color reduction block, in which progressive layers of carving and color printing yield rich, vibrant prints. By cutting away more and more of the block in between each color printing, the previous colors are revealed as more wood is cut away from the surface. By the end of the process, the block is sometimes “reduced” to almost nothing.

We will also have the opportunity to explore other ways of working with color, such as chine colle, stencils, masks, and collage. Basic image transfer, carving and registration techniques will be reviewed for newcomers to relief printing.

Students will be asked to bring their own woodcutting tools.  Recommendations for tools and suppliers will be provided.  All levels of printmakers are welcome.

$390 ‐ Non‐Members

$350 ‐ Members