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JAPANESE WOODBLOCK: CARVING, PRINTING, AND METHODS

Instructor: Kevin Frances
April 13, 14, & 15, 2021, 4:30 – 6:00 PM EST
$100 Members and Non-members




In this three part demonstration, Kevin Frances will be showing how to create a woodblock print, printed in the Japanese style with water-based inks. In the first session, participants will be shown how to transfer drawings onto the woodblock, and how to carve the block using hand tools. Part two will be focused on reviewing paper and inks in preparation of printing the woodblock. Part three will introduce methods beyond carving and printing such as; multi plate registration, tool selection and upkeep, and the japanese style of mounting papers-either gluing a thin sheet to a thicker piece of paper for display, or collaging papers for creative effect. After each demo, Kevin will be sharing images to help with participant notes , and will be available for questions and troubleshooting via email.

 

Please note, this is a 3 part workshop, taking place on 3 different days via Zoom.

Tuesday, April 13| 4:30–6:00 PM EST
Wednesday, April 14 | 4:30–6:00 PM EST
Thursday, April 15 | 4:30–6:00 PM EST

 

Image: Kevin Frances, Meteorite, Woodcut

 

KEVIN FRANCES is an artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been show at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, CA, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. Visit Kevin at Kevinfrances.com.

 

View the materials list

Notebook/ Sketchpad
● Drawing materials
● Hiromi paper HP-65 Mulberry
● McClains Disk baren
● Grippy drawer liners
● Wax paper
● Bench hook
POWERGRIP 6.0MM STRAIGHT CHISEL #227114
POWERGRIP 5.0MM SKEW CHISEL #227123
WHT BRSTL STENCIL/1/2IN RND FEREL/FLAT
WHT BRSTL STENCIL/1IN RND FEREL/FLAT 05691-1001
Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush (set of 3) 05410-9003
Guerra Paint pigment dispersions

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