Woodcut Printmaking

with Leah Klister
Saturday, April 20; 10am–4pm CT

Experience the process of relief printing while carving and printing your own design in this in-person workshop. Learn all steps of the process, from transferring your design to the printing block to signing your first edition of prints! Instruction will cover methods for turning your design into an image for woodcut printing, carving techniques, techniques for printing with a baren (a smooth pad used to apply pressure when printing) by hand, and how to repeat the carving and printing process to achieve more depth and layers on your prints.

We will be printing with barens for most of this workshop, but the instructor will demonstrate printing a woodcut on a Vandercook press and participants can each pull a print or two. Those with letterpress experience are welcome to return to MCBA to print woodcuts on the Vandercook in Letterpress Labs. For those interested in learning more about letterpress printing, please take Letterpress 1: Printing Basics and subsequent workshops. Letterpress 13 are required in order to print independently during Letterpress Labs.

*The materials fee includes all materials for the workshop including a new set of Rockler’s Flexcut Craft Carvers for each participant to use during the workshop and take home with them for continued use.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A, B, or D

$147/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $85 materials fee*
$74 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $85* materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if space becomes available or another section of the workshop is scheduled.