Saturday, May 21, 2011

Woodcut Madness at Frogman's Press

"Mardi-gator", reduction linocut

This course will introduce students to a range of techniques and strategies for developing color woodcuts. Working from a key image each student will be creating a color woodcut using a method of their choosing. Reduction woodcut techniques (working from a single block), Chiaroscuro woodcuts (multi-blocks), monotype and stenciling approaches will all be covered. Students will learn various cutting techniques using traditional and nontraditional tools, transfer techniques, registration methods, ink modification, printing and inking applications. Demonstrations and discussions will be further supplemented with Power Points showcasing a broad range of both historical and contemporary artistic approaches to the medium.