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Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock
8-Session Daytime Course
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Woodcut print by Max-Karl Winkler
The most sculptural of all printmaking techniques, woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images made up of patterns and textures. Relying on your hands, from carving the image to pressing it, woodblock and linocut are the most direct ways to create images because they don’t rely on mechanical processes.
This course is an introduction to the relief print, from techniques of design and transfer through cutting and printing the block. After an introductory lecture featuring the wood cuts and wood engravings of noted twentieth century artists from the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection such as Leonard Baskin, Wanda Gag, Rockwell Kent, Lynd Ward, and William H. Johnson, students learn to design and produce their own editions, using nontoxic materials and employing both one-color and two-color techniques.
A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.
Instructor: Max-Karl Winkler
8 sessions; 2.5 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)