Discover this centuries old printmaking process with a fascinating history. The method employs natural materials and non-toxic pigments and offers the potential to make innovative and beautiful prints. Students will experience multiple aspects of the printing method, from designing and cutting the wood blocks and kento registration guides, to preparing the paper, inks, and paste for printing. Topics will include how to use the specialized wood cutting tools, create color for blocks, and use hand pressure to transfer the image from block to paper. The traditional technique of creating smooth tonal and color gradations will also be explored. Students will create a small edition of prints, and also experiment with block arrangements, pigment colors, and textured and colored Asian papers. Tuition for this class includes a fee of $20 for basic materials provided by CAW.
Date and Time
Monday Oct 23, 2023Monday Nov 27, 2023
October 23, 2023-November 27, 2023 Mondays, 6PM-9PM
Creative Arts Workshop 80 Audobon Street New Haven, CT, 06510