In this class students will learn one of the oldest forms of printmaking: woodblock carving! Woodblock carving is a relief method where wood is carved away to create an image. Students will watch demonstrations on each step: creating an image, transferring the image to a wood block, carving, and hand printing. Students will then create their own wood block, carve it out, and print. Students will leave class with prints worthy of framing! No experience necessary. Beginners and intermediates welcome!
Please note: All of the class supplies will be provided. It is highly recommended that prior to arrival, students consider a handful of ideas for their woodblocks. Ideal imagery has bold shapes or lines to make carving easier. Tip: Print out a mirror copy of the chosen image before class. Woodblock dimensions are approximately 6x6 inches.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place outdoors at The Hideaway, located at 197 Park Ave, Rochester, New York 14607.
About the teacher:
Ashley Rehler graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2011 with a BFA in graphic design. At Oswego Ashley fell in love with printmaking. She found her graphic design classes to be great fun, but found greater pleasure in “happy accidents” and the inability to erase a mistake with printmaking. She works for a local media company by day and creates wedding stationary by night. Ashley enjoys the outdoors, chocolate, her two dogs and her loving family.
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