Experience the joy of working with a natural material to create nature-inspired artwork. In woodblock printing, an image is carved in reverse on a piece of wood (areas that will not be printed are removed) leaving the image’s outline on the wood. The block is then inked and printed on paper. This six-week art class at The Morton Arboretum will cover the history, tools, inks, paper, plates, blocks, and printing process used in woodblock printing. All supplies included. Under the guidance of the instructor, participants will carve a woodblock and create prints from it. Gain skills and confidence to produce images by hand printing.
Appropriate for experienced artists and beginners alike, this class will provide the chance to work in a new medium, focusing on subject matter found at the Arboretum.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Ben Calvert, artist
Age: 16 and older
Course number: A447