WINTER CLASS OFFERINGS AT ABRAZOS PRESS:
1.IMPROVISATIONAL WOODCUT…Like Jazz but with sharp tools,wood and ink
This most ancient printmaking technique honors the hand, the mark and the constructive destruction of wood transformed by carved, scratched and abraded marks. Each carved block becomes a layer of information that can be combined with other blocks, stencils and masks to yield unique, contemporary results. The wood used is easy to cut and keeps fine detail. Tool maintenance and sharpening, ink modification, image transfer and printing techniques will be addressed. Improvisational woodcut can have the immediacy of collage, yet with the possibility of working in a series.
6 Alternate Wednesday Mornings: Feb. 4,18,March 4,25,April 8,22
Time: 9:30-1 Cost: $300.00
(plus payment for woodblocks used. Students also need a set of carving tools)
2. THE MIXED MEDIA PRINT: Woodcut, stencils and pronto plates- OH MY
Students can choose their emphasis and direction in pushing and pulling their prints in new ways. Pronto plates can be used with drawn, painted and photographic elements as well as text. They can be multi-colored and are a fascinating edition to printmaking, being “litho-lite”, but the surface is very flat. Woodcut on the other hand, lends surface dimension and has the possibilities of blind embossment, floating shapes and contains the satisfying activity of carving. Classes are small and individually geared to student interests and needs
6 ALTERNATE Tuesday evenings: Feb.3,17,March 3,24,April 7,21
Cost: $300.00 (plus payment for wood blocks used. Students need carving tools)
BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME and applauded for trying new things.
REGISTRATION: A $50.00 deposit will secure your place in the class of your choice. Classes are small (5 Max.) and fill quickly. A materials list is sent upon the receipt of deposit.
An email of interest and intent are very appreciated. Silverman.annie@gmail, 617-519-8970,www.abrazopress.com
Deposits: Annie Silverman, ABRAZOS PRESS 11 Miller St. Somerville,MA 02143