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Reduction Woodcut Workshop

Richard Tetrault Reduction Woodcut Workshop

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C$ 309.00 Excl. tax

Wednesdays from March 2 to 23, 2022, from 6pm to 9pm
1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Instructor: Richard Tetrault
Level: Beginner
Materials included

  • File number: WKSP312

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This workshop covers the basics of relief printmaking including tools, sharpening,
papers, inks, colour mixing and registration technique. It is designed for all levels of
experience in printmaking, from beginners to advanced levels.

Incorporating a range of chisels, gouges and other tools, the workshop will explore the
broad range of qualities that can be achieved in woodblock printing. Participants will
create color prints 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 (approximately 9”X12” size) . All print
related materials, including carving tools, inks and papers, are provided.

Richard Tetrault is a Vancouver printmaker, painter and muralist. He has exhibited his
work locally and internationally and has taught woodcut printing at Malaspina for more
than ten years.