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Haverford, PA

07/12/2018 1:31 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)
taught by Meg Kennedy
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jul 18 - Aug 1, 2018
Session: Summer
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $78.00
Note: Held at Main Line Art Center
This type of woodblock printing originated during the early 20th century in Provincetown, MA, from a community of artists seeking to emulate Japanese prints using only one woodblock. The process involves carving an image into white pine and painting one small section at a time with watercolor, which results in a multi-colored woodblock print without multiple registrations for color. The most well-known practitioner of this distinctly American art form (also called “the Provincetown Print”) was Blanche Lazzell.  Students will learn to transfer their image onto wood, carve and proof the image, and paint as many unique prints as time allows.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!

Core Takeaways:

1. Introduction to the Provincetown Print. 

2. Learn to abstract their image into a form that will adapt to this woodblock technique and transfer it onto wood. 

3. Learn to carve the woodblock, using X-acto knives. 

4. Proof and refine carved image before painting. 

5. Learn to print with watercolors and gouache

Student Supply List:

A regular pencil (e.g. HB) and a soft pencil (4B)  tracing paper, 9 x 12", X-acto knives with straight pointed (#11) and rounded (scalpel) blades,silver spoon (soup or serving size), one sheet of thick printmaking paper (e.g. American Masters, Rives BFK, Magnani Pescia, Kochi), watercolors and/or gouache (tube preferred but pan ok),  a few smallish pointed paintbrushes, variety of sizes

$15 materials fee payable to the teaching artist on the first day of class



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