The white line woodcut was developed in the early 1900’s in Provincetown, Massachusetts by a group of artists, including Blanche Lazzell and B.J.O. Nordfeldt, who wanted an alternative to traditional Japanese woodblock printing. They were interested in simplifying the process and worked out a way to use one block instead of several. We’ll focus on cutting the woodblock, registration, using watercolor to print, and experimenting with different papers. In some ways these prints are like monoprints and Japanese woodblocks. Each color is painted and printed several times to create a transparent or opaque color. Open to all levels of printmakers.
WHITE LINE WOODCUT
Thursdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 weeks)
Limited to 6 students
Judy Mensch has shown her prints throughout the US and abroad. They are in collections including the New York Public Library, the New-York Historical Society, and Pfizer Inc., among others. She has taught printmaking workshops and classes at Marymount Manhattan College, the College of New Jersey, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Print Shop. She was awarded fellowships to Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and Centrum voor Grafiek Frans Masereel, and was a grant recipient from Art Quest, the Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project, on Awajishima, Japan.