Woodblock Monoprint at Center for Contemporary Print
September 19 - 22, 10am - 4pm
Experience the expressive use of the printed mark. This workshop will focus on using the process of printmaking as a tool for producing complex textures, distinctive mark-making, and vivid layers of imagery and color for unique artworks. Allowing for a delicate balance of chance and control, participants will create a series of works by combining woodblock and monotype techniques. Participants will learn how to incorporate gesture and hand-drawn elements into their matrix, including using pastels, colored pencil, variable inking, stencils, and various hand-printing techniques.
Exploring the Floating World at Print Center of New Jersey
Sunday October 2, 10am - 4pm
Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: This one-day course will introduce participants to the history, artists, images, and techniques of Moku-hanga Japanese woodblock printmaking from the Edo period and beyond. Participants will get an in depth look at the art form, its influences and variations, as well as an opportunity to learn hands-on techniques through demos on each step of the process. Participants will have an opportunity to print from pre-carved blocks to learn the inking technique, and will receive a 4”x6” block of Cherry Plywood to test the carving tools and techniques.
Collaborative Relief Printmaking: Working Large
October 15-16, 10am - 4pm
Developing large-scale works can be a daunting task. This 1-day course will teach you the process of working collaboratively with your classmates to create a large-scale multi-block print. Each participant will design and carve one 10”x10” woodblock, which becomes part of a larger print. By tackling each step in the process, participants will have the opportunity to test and trouble-shoot expressive techniques while taking part in a fun and low-pressure community project. Following this workshop, students will gain the knowledge, skills and inspiration to produce large-scale works on their own.
Working with Color: The Relief Reduction Print
October 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am - 4pm
This workshop will address planning and carving for multi-color reduction prints. Through hands-on tutorials we will focus on precise registration techniques, mixing and modifying inks to develop harmonious color palates for layered reduction, printing layers of color with varying levels of opacity and transparency, as well as carving techniques and planning the steps to create your image. Each participant will create a variable edition of 12 reduction prints.