Woodcut is among the oldest printmaking techniques and continues to be a strong graphic tradition today. This workshop will introduce you to the tools and methods needed to allow you to carve and print from your own relief woodblocks.
You will explore carving techniques to obtain a range of texture, depth, and dramatic contrast to create strong visual statements in your artwork. We will also study examples of woodcuts throughout history, allowing you to see the different possibilities of this expression.
What will you learn:
To carve woodblocks safely using different techniques of mark making
To print your woodblocks by hand
To know the reasons for choosing wood and paper and the outcomes to expect
Gain a brief understanding of the history of the development of the woodcut