Woodblock carving is one of the oldest forms of printmaking, a relief method where wood is carved away to create an image. In this class, you will watch demonstrations on each step: creating an image, transferring the image to a woodblock, carving, and hand printing. Students then create their own woodblock, carve it out, and have a print worthy of framing! No experience necessary; beginners and intermediates welcome.
Please note: All class supplies are provided. Prior to arrival, we recommend that students consider a handful of ideas for their woodblock and print out a mirror copy of the chosen image. Ideal imagery has bold shapes or lines to make carving easier. Woodblock dimensions are approximately 6x6 inches. Students will have an hour and a half to carve their images.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form
. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc). An accessible ramp is located at Door #3. Once inside Door #3, an elevator is available to access the studio.
About the teacher:
Ashley Rehler is a graphic designer, printmaker, and marbling artist from Rochester, NY. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY Oswego and is the owner of Ashtetic
art classes. Ashley started teaching at Rochester Brainery in 2015 and has since taught over 500 students the art of Woodblock Printing and Paper Marbling. She opened Kali Ann Art Studio
in Dec. 2020, offering art classes and a beautiful view from the 4th floor of The Hungerford Building.
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