What’s it all about?
Woodcut printmaking is a simple, cheap and fun technique that can be used to create multiple prints. It has a long history of being used by ordinary people to create impressive artwork. What’s more, images made in this way have a unique style and strong visual effect.
What will we cover?
First we’ll have a brief look at the evolution of woodcuts, followed by a demonstration of how to carve the wood.
Then we’re going to get creative! Everyone will create their own woodcut and then print it by using their feet to ‘dance’ on the fabric and make a print without use of a press. Finally, we will combine all the woodcuts together to a form a collaborative artwork.
Who will be teaching?
UB is a community artist who is focused on participatory processes of collaborative creativity. She graduated from a Fine Art University in South Korea with a printmaking major, where she organised lots of community art projects. She has worked as a professional mural painter, a video artist, comic creator and performance artist. UB moved to Melbourne 3 years ago and has since organised some community art projects at CERES environmental park, City Library, Federation Square and so on. You can find her work at ubtopiart.blogspot.com.au.