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. It is highly recommended that, prior to arrival, students consider a handful of ideas for their woodblock. Ideal imagery has bold shapes or lines to make carving easier. Woodblock dimensions are approximately 6x6 inches. Tip: Print out a mirror copy of the chosen image before class.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+.Location
:This class will take place indoors at Rochester Brainery located at 176 Anderson Ave. F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).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 the 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.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.