University of Alaska Visiting Artist workshop

I have been invited to conduct a print workshop at the University of Alaska, Anchorage for four days. I will be printing a multi-block color woodcut with the help of the printmaking students and giving a lecture on my work. I will be working with printmaking instructor Mario Gonzales and my former student from the Hartford Art School Steve Godfrey who both teach there. Spring 2018.

Jim pulls a print at ANE.JPG

Layered Color Woodcut Print Workshop

Art New England Workshops – Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Week 2: July 22-28, 2018

I will be teaching this woodcut workshop again this coming summer.

Art New England Workshops is a wonderful series of weeklong art workshop courses at the lovely Bennington College, nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in southern Vermont.

My course will examine the bold and direct capabilities of woodcut and other relief print surfaces to produce experimental color prints. It will take the student from preliminary sketches to the carving of blocks and printing using the multiple block color approach.

By printing multiple layers of transparent oil-based inks, images will develop with lush color relationships and luminous surfaces. We will work with hand carving of blocks, color separation, registration, built-up additive surfaces, color ink mixing, stencils and monotype. Students first cut a key block, transfer the image to other blocks that will carry various color combinations in order to explore printing color variations. Students should plan to arrive with one or two worked out compositions. No prior printmaking experience is necessary.

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