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Winter 2010 Class Descriptions

Going with the Grain: An Introduction to Woodcuts

Instructor: Pete Rangel

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 5

8 weeks

7 – 10 pm

$175 (15% off for Members)

This 8 week class will give participants a thorough introduction into the world of relief printing. Participants will learn the basics of this process by creating high contrast black and white images, transferring them to wood and carving away the negative areas of the image, leaving the image as a relief. The class will cover multiple ways to print this block, by hand and with a press. Students will then work in color, using multi-block printing and the reduction cut processes. Stamping and stenciling will be introduced as easy alternatives to adding color to prints. By the end of this workshop, students will have developed an understanding of the art of woodcut, allowing them to utilize the process after the workshop, and print independently at Spudnik Press. Students need not have prior printing experience. A short material list will be provided during the first class.

More info at:

Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308, Chicago, IL 60622 • phone: (312) 532-0304

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