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Woodcut Printmaking with Lujan Perez Hernandez


Instructor: Lujan Perez Hernandez
Date: April 25-29, 2022
Time: 9 am-4 pm with one hour lunch break from 12-1
Location: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts’ Griswold Printmaking Studio

Supply Kit: $175 (optional)


Woodcut, one of the oldest printmaking techniques, remains a strong graphic tradition today. A relief technique, the artist carves an image by removing the non-printing parts on the surface of a block of wood, the resulting image is then inked and printed.

The instructor will demonstrate different carving techniques to create a variety of mark-making and will guide you as you incorporate these into your own image. You will learn different methods of transferring your preparatory images to your woodblock, as well as how to ink and print your image. We will explore both hand printing techniques and using the etching presses in the Griswold Printmaking Studio. We'll go through tips and tricks of inking a block, and simple registration methods, to ensure that your paper and your woodblock align for consistency with each print. In this workshop, we will view historic woodcut examples, and explore how woodcut is used in contemporary practices. Finally, you will learn how to do a non-toxic clean-up.

On day two of the workshop we will work from the live figure model to create an image, other days we will work from still life setups. Each participant will leave with a unique print and this workshop is open to all levels, from the beginner to the seasoned printmaker.

Special Notes
This is an in-person workshop which will take place in our studios with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our covid policy.

Artist Bio
Lujan Perez Hernandez was born in Madrid, Spain, 1991 and has lived in between Spain and the United States since the age of six. She currently lives and works in New York City. Her work employs a combination of printmaking, drawing and painting, exploring the relationship between earth and spirit while tackling the eternally plaguing questions of love, death, rebirth, and belonging.

Materials List (also available as a optional supply kit)

  • Newsprint
  • Drawing materials (pencils, pens, sharpies)
  • Black paper
  • White pencils
  • Charcoal
  • Black printmaking ink
  • Birch plywood
  • Carving tool kit, the instructor will have a variety of carving tools but encourages those who are serious purchase a starter kit
  • 4 inch nails
  • printmaking paper - suggest stonehenge, an affordable and a great paper for relief printing
  • wintergreen oil, for transferring images

Please review our terms and conditions prior to enrollment.

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