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Betsy Best-Spadaro

Woodblock Printmaking - One Block Reduction Workshop

*NOTE: This is a date change from what is printed in the Winter 2015 catalog. April 18 & 19 are the correct dates.

In this workshop participants will create a multicolored ‘bleed' print using one woodblock and a reduction technique that is inventive with methods that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. Through demonstrations and discussions, participants will explore block preparation, cutting techniques, and printing options, including stencils and multiple layers of thinly applied ink. Participants will be encouraged to develop a personal approach to their work through exploration and evaluation. This workshop is designed to create a comfortable yet challenging atmosphere for the exploration of this medium. Some experience with relief printmaking is helpful. All levels

Dates & Times

Apr 18 & Apr 19, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Japanese Water-Based Wood-Cut (Mokuhanga)

This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing artists. Each person will cut and print an edition of color prints and to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga provides precise registration and a variety of color applications. Mokuhanga is an ancient technique and an important chapter in the history of printmaking. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to designing and cutting blocks. The second day will focus on printing. All levels

Dates & Times

Apr 11 & Apr 12, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1