Wood and Linoleum Block Printing
9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $335 (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, to see how far our imagination can push the boundaries. From Dürer and the German Expressionists, to Hiroshige and the traditional Japanese artists, to Chuck Close and the contemporary masters—all major artists have made significant contributions to the field of printmaking.
Step-by-step, this workshop leads students through the basics of relief printing. Participants will learn direct drawing techniques, as well as how to: transfer designs to the block, carve to obtain beautiful contrasts, and print on papers using water-based ink.
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 eight years as the Lead Teacher and Program Coordinator for the Artists Association of Nantucket, as well as for many workshops for artists organizations throughout the Northeast. His work has been featured in galleries and on CD covers. He is currently an adjunct faculty at Mercy College, teaching art history.