Woodcut Printmaking Class

An introduction to woodcut


Grey Hand Press
Work-Shop

Work-Shop

4.9 (353)
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2 hours 15 mins 1 to 20 label $65


Learn the basics of relief printmaking with an introduction to woodcut, and print your very own works on paper. This versatile and accessible technique can be applied to the creation of artist’s books, textile design, poster design and limited edition prints.

This class will cover carving out your image from a Japanese maple block, cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing. You will also be advised on how to hand colour your prints and introduce textures into your work.

You will take home a striking set of your own prints, your woodblock (double-sided, with the possibility of two quick images during the workshop or the second on your own time!), full instructions and resource pdfs so you have the ability to print at home using this technique!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

  • All materials needed to produce your own prints

  • Resource and instruction sheets


What to bring
  • This workshop uses oil-based inks that can be difficult to remove from clothing. Remember to bring an apron or wear a studio-friendly outfit!

  • If desired, bring a photo or sketch (roughly 10x11 cm) to trace on to your block – but you are welcome to freehand a new piece!

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Grey Hand Press

Grey Hand Press


Grey Hand Press is a print studio based in Brisbane’s north side, which specialises in publishing fine art prints and collaborative printmaking. Collaborative printing practice allows artists to produce images in specific print mediums by working with highly skilled master printers. Grey Hand Press was founded by artists Chris Hagen and Claudia Husband.

All editions are hand-printed on our presses and produced using the highest quality materials available. Grey Hand Press specialises in lithography (stone and aluminium), book arts (all binding and format types) and intaglio printmaking (etching, aquatint, drypoint, mezzotint).




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (353)
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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