In this workshop, artists will learn how to carve a woodblock using hand tools and print it in the Japanese technique. This process uses water based inks, and does not require a press. This technique is well suited to the individualist; It is decidedly low tech, students will be given all the tools needed to make prints in a home studio. While traditional processes will be taught, the medium is very elastic. Marks on wood will leave traces on paper, through the process of making prints each participant will develop their personal technique.
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 www.kevinfrances.com
Image: Kevin Frances, Rooms, Japanese woodcut