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Reduction Woodcut Workshop: Mondays in September

Lee McKay Reduction Woodcut Workshop: Mondays in September

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C$ 309.00 Excl. tax

Mondays from September 9 to 30, 2019, from 6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Lee McKay
Level: All
Materials are provided

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Designed for all levels of experience in printmaking, from beginners to advanced levels, this workshop will cover the basics of relief printmaking, including tools, sharpening, papers, inks, colour mixing and registration technique. Incorporating a range of chisels, gouges and other tools, the workshop will explore some of the textural possibilities that can be achieved in woodblock printing. Participating artists will create a full-color print through the reduction process. Starting from a concept drawn onto a block (Pine or Baltic birch plywood) a sequence of colors will be printed by reducing/cutting away the relief surface. A small edition of four-color prints will result. During the four evenings of this workshop, participants will develop their own design, translate it to the block, carve, ink and print their edition. Students are asked to bring to the first class a sketch / rough idea for their print (9”X12” size). All other materials are provided.

Lee McKay was born in Saskatoon and studied printmaking at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary from 1992 to 1996. He cofounded Burnt Toast Print Collective with four other ACAD graduates in 2001 in Calgary. His work has been shown across Canada, Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, and Portugal. He works primarily in relief and etching.

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