Explorations in Relief Printing: Introduction to the Reductive Woodcut
June 29 & 30
Instructor: Hollis Moore
In this workshop Hollis Moore will teach participants how to plan, carve, and edition a multi-layered reductive woodcut print. Participants will learn methods for mixing and printing transparent and opaque layers of ink. Some color theory will be introduced.
Traditional color woodcuts are printed from separate blocks, one created for each color. In reduction woodcut the colors are all printed from one block, each color in succession (usually light to dark), as the original surface of the block is cut away or reduced. By the time the final image accumulates the entire woodblock is reduced and can no longer be reprinted. This produces rich, layered, painterly prints