Wood and Linoleum Block Printing

John Carruthers

John Carruthers

Workshop Description

December 26-29
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $355 (includes $15 materials fee)
Enrollment limited to 12 students

Explore one of the oldest, yet most versatile of artistic media. We will cover linoleum and woodblock techniques, with traditional drawing and contemporary approaches. We will specifically work on easy color registration techniques to print one-of-a-kind prints in various colors. From Dürer and the German Expressionists, to Hiroshige to Chuck Close and the contemporary masters —all major artists have made significant contributions to the field of block printing.

Step-by-step, this workshop leads students through the basics of relief printing. Learn the best drawing techniques for printing, how to transfer designs to the block, carve to obtain heightened contrasts and mid-tones, and print in color. Due to the tools used in this workshop, students are required to sign a release form upon registration.

About the Instructor

With a master’s degree from the New York Academy of Art, five years of printmaking study at Pratt Graphic Center and Hunter College, John Carruthers has been creating and selling woodcuts for 25 years. He has been teaching printmaking for 11 years at the Artists Association of Nantucket, And is the Visual and Performing Arts Chair at The Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. His work has been shown in various galleries in The Hudson Valley, NY, and on Nantucket, MA.

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