Full course description
Many of us are familiar with the process of art called "life drawing," where artists work with drawing media to depict a model that is present in the studio. UW Professor of Art, Mark Ritchie will share his process of translating drawing to print and working with live animals in this fast-paced printmaking workshop. Participants will make woodcuts from a live animal model (we are currently in negotiation for a dog or a chicken). We will explore strategies of working from a model that may be in motion and discuss ways to continue "drawing" when actively cutting the woodblock. We will also explore how inking, paper selection and printing methods (by hand or with the press) can create a variety of image solutions with a single woodblock.
Ages 16 and up. Space is limited. Class meets on Thursday, September 19 from 5-8pm in the Museum Studio, located on the ground floor of the UW Art Museum.