Tuesday, 29. January 2019, ArtCenter South Florida, Intro to Relief Printmaking: Block Printing

Intro to Relief Printmaking : Block Printing
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 3-6 PM
Instructor: Willie Baez
Level: Beginner
Age Range: 15+
Cost: $55 (materials included)
Relief printmaking can take many forms and for the novice, Block Printing is a beginner’sintroduction to the world of printmaking. In this workshop, students will be introduced to thetools and techniques put to use to create original carved block prints. E-Z cut printing blocks willbe used along with carving tools that are suitable for the student printmaker. Various cuttingblocks will also be discussed.
Students will create their own original design on paper, which will then be transferred to theprinting block. They will learn about the carving tools, as well as the different surfaces used forcarving, such as linoleum and wood, etc. Students will then carve, ink, and create multiple printsusing their carved block.
This workshop will provide a general introduction to the concept of repeat image printing. Thedistinctions between Artists Proofs and Limited-Edition prints will be discussed, while exploringthe many applications of this process.
About the Instructor: 
Practicing his craft for many years has taken this artist to many heights with many groups and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad.  A self-taught artist, Báez has also accomplished the art of printmaking and continues to explore the many techniques of this medium. Mr. Baez has studied printmaking at the School for Visual Arts in New York and local print shops in Miami.  The likes of relief printmaking via linocuts, woodcuts, and gel prints is a deep passion of his, as well as intaglio printmaking. Much of his inspiration is born from mystical, idyllic ideas filled with spirituality and at times, religious themes.  As his spiritual journey evolves, so have his works - from figurative portrayals in pastels to landscapes in acrylics and oils; as well as intaglio etchings and mono-prints using various techniques in printmaking.  

Intro to Relief Printmaking: Block Printing

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