In this virtual four-session introductory workshop, students will learn to carve and print a single layer woodcut (one color) while gaining an appreciation for this printmaking process. There will be ample time between sessions allowing students to work at their own pace. Instruction will cover home studio setup, simplifying an image to suit the media, reverse imagery, safe carving techniques and hand printing. The final session will be focused on fellowship and sharing as students present their finished works and discuss the successes and challenges they encountered. Open to all skill levels, ages 16 and over.
Materials: Students will need to source their own supplies and equipment from this materials list. You are welcome to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about materials. Be sure to place online purchases with enough time to allow for shipping in advance of the workshop.
Participation via Zoom: In addition to visual and verbal instruction, students will be sharing their works in progress throughout the workshop. It is important to join each session on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera, microphone and speakers, or a headset. I will email instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online prior to the start date of the first session.
Registration Deadline: Please note that registration for this workshop closes on November 1 at midnight (CST) to allow students time to source materials.
MN State Arts Board Acknowledgement: Emily Gray Koehler is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.