27 October 2011

Woodblock Workshop, 5-6 Nov, Napier

Ahuriri Art School in Napier will be hosting a printmaking workshop
taught by NZ printmaker Sheyne Tuffery on 5-6 November 
The 2 day course cost $225
Numbers are limited so be in quick if you want to register!

Sheyne Tuffery, Pacific High Rise

This workshop is designed for people to make contrasting dynamic prints 
using methods of tradition, experimentation and handy shortcuts in colour and black & white. 
It will be a hands on demonstration into the world of woodblock printmaking 
including the rules and process of the print studio, from the idea to the finished print.

The process will be to make background mosaic patterned prints 
from printing one single block in differant ways. 
They link up to make contrasting patterns then printing a silouette block over the top of that. 
It is a great way to go through the whole process of printing 
so you get a feel for it then you can elaborate and experiment as much as you like.

Sheyne Tuffery, Red Hot Hoi Ho's

These workshops uses water based inks 
which is easy on clean up and friendly on the environment.
I will provide all the materials including 
the press, inks, chisells, paper, rollers, newsprint and custom wood.

You will only need a pencil, old shirt, 
and some ideas for images you would like to depict in a silouette form in print ,
don't worry if you cant think of anything, 
usually things will come to you while your making your pattern prints.

The best thing about this workshop is that you will walk away 
with a folio of great hand made prints to hang on your wall 
or give away to your friends and family.

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