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Woodblock Printmaking 101 (all gender/no gender makers)

  • 16 March 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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  • These seats are reserved for BIPOC students wishing to pay for registration based on Fireweed's micro-reparations pricing strategy.

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​​Learn western-style block carving and printing with minimal tools at home, and make a set of prints/cards/stationery. We will learn about how to think in relief, utilize wood grain in design, how to transfer designs to a block, the techniques and different effects of the five basic carving tools and how to handle ink and paper and methods for printing using tools you have at home.

We will print in one color. Follow-up materials lists and resources will be sent to students looking to print more at home. 

To maximize the time we have for carving questions, please prepare a 6x8 design (landscape or portrait orientation) for your block in advance. A design on paper can be transferred to the block so that the print will be the same orientation as the paper drawing, so any lettering in your design should be right-reading. Simple designs with bold image areas/texture that work with the grain (think fur, bark, a cloudy sky, or water...rather than curly-cues) without lettering are recommended. You will receive an email from your instructor, jessiemerriam@gmail.com, with more guidance around block design in advance of class.

Materials cost for this class is $22 and is included in the admission cost. Materials include ink, printmaking quality paper and cards, newsprint for proofs, shina plywood block 6x8, pencil, power grip carving tool rental and brayer tool rental. 

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Taught by Jessie Merriam (@wheelbugs)

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