Introduction to Woodcut Day
Introduction to Woodcut Day | Saturday 2 April | 10 AM to 5 PM
Woodcut is a relief printmaking technique which uses the side grain of the wood, allowing for larger scale work with an expressive and expansive range of marks. Working with hand carving tools, the printmaker removes material from the surface of the wood block to create negative areas, a roller is used to ink the surface of the block, areas that have been cut away remain clear of ink. Printmaking paper is laid onto the surface of the inked block before it is taken through the press to leave the impression of the positive image.