Instructor: Marianne Stolz
With the goal of creating unique handmade holiday cards, this class will be an introduction to woodcut relief printmaking. Relief printmaking is an impression made by an object that can be coated with ink and transferred onto a new surface. Our prints will be created using gouges and engraving tools to carve our designs into a block of wood. Ink will be rolled on the raised surface that is left behind after carving, then printed by hand.
During our time together, we will first demonstrate the process to the class, then encourage students to draw a simple holiday design on their woodblock in preparation for carving, inking, then printing the block. Students will print cards for themselves to take home along with the carved block (which can then be used to print other items).
As this is an introduction to printmaking, no prior knowledge or skills are needed.
Please bring an old shirt or clothes you don’t mind getting inky.
Location: Pioneer Park – Cabin 66 – Back Room
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