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Woodcut Wonders: Carving Exploration in the Style of Woodcut Greats via ZOOM

Emile Nolde

with Julie Lapping River

Section 1: Tuesdays, 11 AM-1 PM (EST), Nearly every other week for 9 sessions – September 14, 28, October 12, 26, November 16, 23, December 7, 21, 2021 and January 4, 2022 – VIA ZOOM This section is full.  Email to be on the waiting list.

Section 2:  Wednesdays, 11AM – 1 PM (EST), Nearly every other week for 9 sessions – September 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 17, 24, December 8, 22, 2021 and January 4, 2022 – VIA ZOOM This section is full.  Email to be on the waiting list.

Sliding fee scale: $250-$500

In this course, we will look closely at outstanding woodcut artists.  We’ll learn about their lives and inspirations, and explore their approaches to composing and carving images.  Using their work as inspiration, we will create a series of woodcuts “in the style of” a range of spectacular woodcut artists, in order to expand our carving and expressive vocabulary.

Every two weeks a new artist (or related artists) will be introduce. The following week, students will explore those artists’s works and make drawings inspired by their style and approach. We will then share our working drawings, getting ready to plan and carve our block.  During the following week we will carve and print our blocks. When we meet again, we will share our woodcuts, and then explore a new artist.

Between class 8 and 9 we will have the opportunity to complete any unfinished work, and during class will reflect back on the discoveries we made along the way.

This class will mostly be done in black and white, so that we can focus on composition, style and carving. Beginning and experienced woodcut artists are welcome.

Zoom link and a complete list of materials will be sent prior to the workshop
Basic materials include:
Carving tools
Carbon Paper
Washi Paper, newsprint
Caligo inks
Ink slab, ink knives
Sketchbook, drawing tools