Blockprinting and Watercolors
|Program Series||Learning Center Programs|
|When||Jun 09, 2017 02:00 PM to Jun 11, 2017 03:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
|Cost with no Lodging||$205.00|
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Gather inspiration in the grandeur of the North Cascades and discover how much fun printmaking can be. We’ll fire up our creativity by exploring the Learning Center’s wild neighborhood for artistic ideas, and Molly will lead us in a discussion about design and the power of black and white contrast.
Getting down to business, you'll learn how to transfer drawings to a block of Safety Kut, carve the blocks with special attention to mark-making with various tools, ink them with both water-soluble and waterproof inks, print them without a press on proof paper and fine printmaking paper and, finally, tint them with watercolor. You'll learn about design principles, the best tools for carving different shapes, how to proof, mixing and applying ink and how to apply watercolors in pure and gradated color washes.
No printmaking experience is required for this fun weekend of art, nature, good food and community — this workshop can serve as an introduction for the beginner as well as deepen more experienced printmakers' understanding of this dynamic medium. Art supplies are not included in tuition; you will receive a art supply list in advance.