Woodcut Wonders - with Sean Starwars
It’s time to get loose, it’s time to have fun, it’s time to get a little dirty. Outlaw Printmaker from Mississippi, Sean Starwars is touring the UK and leading a two-day color woodcut workshop at BPW where he’ll show you how to make multiblock, color woodcuts that will amaze your friends and family!
We will jump right in and draw or transfer a killer image directly onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art, as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Next, he’ll discuss tool safety and tell you the secret technique that his kept him from cutting himself in almost thirty years of printmaking. Day One will be a marathon of cutting, cutting, and more cutting until all four woodblocks are ready to go.
This will be when the real magic happens... we’ll bust out the color inks and make print after print!!! You’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed four-color woodcut! Now that it’s all done, we’ll still have time to play around with some of the other fun things you can do with a woodblock print. Do you like t shirts?, because we’ll be printing t shirts directly off the woodblocks, as well as making stickers, patches and anything else that can run through a press! Beat the Summertime Blues (it does rain A LOT in Belfast afterall) with this 2-day workshop and end up with exciting multicolor woodcuts you can give to friends and family. You’ll be amazed at what you can do in just two days!
Participants will learn all the steps of the process and get advice on how to continue this type of printmaking for yourself. Suitable for beginners or those with some experince. All materials, except the t-shits, are provided but if you have your own cutting tools you are welcome to bring them along for some pro tips on use and care. Our class sizes are limited and only payment secures your place - if online booking is not for you please don't worry - you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop, contact us prior to visiting, by email to: [email protected] or telephone 02890 231 323.