Reduction Woodcut Basics

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Reduction Woodcut Basics

Instructor: Matt DunlopDuration: 4-evening WorkshopDates: April 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2024Times: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $275, prices not subject to GST

This intro to the reduction woodcut technique will teach the basics of the process through the creation of a two-layer reduction woodcut at the Alberta Printmakers studio over four evenings.

The reduction process is a great way of introducing colour into your relief printing without the need to carve multiple blocks! You’ll be shown everything from designing your image, to carving the block, and finally setting the press and printing.

No experience required.

The instructor will cover:

  • What should be considered when designing an image for the reduction process
  • How to transfer the image to the block
  • The basics of carving wood
  • The differences between carving wood and lino
  • The printing process
  • How to achieve accurate registration for multiple layers of colour

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Class limited to six Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

Instructor Bio

​Matt Dunlop is an English artist, educator and printmaker based in Calgary and has a formal arts education from A.U. Bournemouth and the University of the Arts, London. He works in relief print, primarily woodcut, finding this ancient process to be the most enjoyable and natural way of translating the world around him into imagery. He has taught both online and in-person workshops at Alberta Printmakers.

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