$420 + $195 MATERIALS
In this five-day workshop we will explore the strength, versatility and diversity of images that can be achieved through the woodblock print. The main course outcome of the workshop will be for you to produce your own limited edition print.
A strong focus of the class will be discovering how to use light and dark to create the illusion of 3D volume on a flat surface, also known as chiaroscuro. By gaining a greater understanding and awareness of the use of tone and creative mark making in your work, you will be able to maximize the impact, atmosphere and depth within it.
Both reduction and key block printing techniques will be demonstrated. Other topics covered will include image development; composition; chiaroscuro, creative mark making; cutting techniques; alternative methods of creating texture; ink handling and rolling techniques; registration procedures; techniques of printing with and without a press; edition printing; signing; and issues related to general health and safety in the workshop environment.
Jo is an MFA graduate from the Otago School of Art, and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia), along with a series of scholarships and awards. She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and in several group shows internationally. Jo has also completed a number of large scale commissions for The Otago Museum, The Nelson Provincial Museum and The Department of Conservation.
Her work is primarily concerned with issues of conservation and ecology. Jo currently works full time on her art and lives in Sumner, Christchurch.