The secrets of colour woodcuts.
Master printmaker Basil Hall returns to Armidale by popular demand with a weekend workshop on colour woodcuts on 1st and 2nd of November at NERAM. If you’ve ever admired a Japanese woodcut and felt the yen to create one, this could be the place to start. Or you could take the opportunity to explore a new expressive medium.
Over the weekend Basil will demonstrate various ways in which woodcuts can be printed onto Japanese papers using water based inks and a baren. He will also introduce participants to a hand-applied colour process using powdered pigment. This is a printing process which doesn’t rely on a press and only uses water-based pigments. It’s something that can be safely done at home and the resultant prints have a wonderful subtlety and sophistication.
Class size is limited to 12 people so that everyone gets enough attention. Cost is $300 with most essential materials supplied. For further information contact NERAM on 6772 5255. Bookings can be done on-line at www.trybooking.com/FTVE