483 Wood Block Printing Workshop with Stephen McKenzie
Wood Block Printing or “Woodcut” is a relief printmaking technique, whereby an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood. Areas that are cut away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print.
The workshop begins with a brief talk on the history of the process and artists who are noted for their use of the medium – followed by a discussion on tools and materials. Transfer of the image to the block, cutting, translating the image and printing will all be covered. We will go from learning the process, to making a woodcut in one day. All levels. Materials provided.