Woodcut Relief Printing - March 5 2016

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Woodcut Relief Printing - March 5 2016


One-day workshop with Josh Krute
Saturday March 5 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuition: $90 (10% discount for WhitPrint members)
Tools: $12 (or bring your own)

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL! You can add yourself to the waiting list.

About the workshop

Carve a woodblock plate and print from it! This workshop is composed of demonstrations and guided instructions that will prepare you to use traditional printmaking methods to produce woodblock prints. The first half of the workshop will focus on plate preparation, while the second half will focus on printing methods. 

All levels are welcome.  Bring your own woodcarving tools or purchase a $12 starter set from the studio.

Wood blocks, paper, ink, and other materials will be supplied. Each participant will be given two birch plywood blocks to carve, one small, one medium.  Additional blocks may be purchased at the studio.

Participants should bring an idea or two for their designs, pre-drawn on paper. 

Lunch is not provided. You can bring your lunch and eat it at the studio, or pop out to one of the many fine eating establishments in the neighborhood.

The tentative workshop schedule is as follows:

9:00am – 9:15am: Workshop introductions and overview of studio’s procedures and facilities.  

9:15am – 9:45am: Preparing the wooden plate. Image transfer and carving technique demonstrations will be given. 

9:45am - 12:00pm: Individual studio work. Participants will be transferring or drawing their image onto a wooden plate, carving their composition and further preparing their plate for printing.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch break.

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Printing demonstrations. Paper preparations, selecting ink, color mixing, rolling ink with brayer, printing press operations, registering image onto paper by press and by hand, and edition/signature overview will all be covered in demonstrations.

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Individual studio work – Printing individual imagery. Relief inks, paper, and printing supplies are provided.

3:30pm – 4:00: Studio cleanup. 

About the instructor

A Colorado native, Josh Krute received his BFA, with an emphasis in Printmaking, from Western State Colorado University in 2011. There he began the exploration of printing natural and nature-inspired forms to reveal their qualities. During his undergraduate studies he spent an academic year at Southern Oregon University where he continued to develop his art making and grew to appreciate the culture and environment of the Pacific Northwest, which was the catalyst of his return to Oregon in 2011. Krute has exhibited artworks in galleries and shows in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, Krute lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, where he works independently, crafting wooden furniture and producing artworks. 

Reserving Your Spot

Register and pay in full to reserve your spot in the workshop. To cancel a workshop enrollment, please email studio@whitprint.com. You'll get a full refund if your request is received at least 10 days before the start of the workshop, or a 50% refund if it is received at least 3 days before the start.