Tuesdays, January 5 – February 9
4:00pm – 6:00pm
6-week Online Class, on Zoom
Using relief prints as an illustration medium has been popular since the first books illustrated with woodblock prints were mass-produced in the 15th century. This is the simplest way to make an easily reproducible image-basically the same technology as making a rubber stamp. The class projects will be variations on black and white prints approaching this art form from many directions. Possible projects may include a repeat pattern, a greeting card, a bookplate with lettering, a self-portrait or pet portrait, a white line still life, and, as a final project, we’ll create a print using my favorite key-block technique. This can be painted in full color with watercolor.
The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends. It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art. Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the art center at 508-540-3304.
Scholarship Information and Forms
Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.
If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.
a 9 x 12 pad of tracing paper https://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-tracing-paper-pad/
2B or 3B drawing pencils, 1 kneaded eraser
Red and other color ink stamp pads for adding spot color. Must be non-water soluble. https://www.dickblick.com/items/21154-4150/
Linoleum cutting tools: Go to this Dick Blick site (http://www.dickblick.com/cutting/linoleum/,) and decide whether you want to buy simple, adequate tools-which are fine, (http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-lino-cutter-set/,) or more serious, higher quality tools:(http://www.dickblick.com/products/palm-grip-carvers/)
Blick Blue Easy-to-cut blocks https://www.dickblick.com/items/40420-1218/
These blocks come in multiple sizes. I like to buy the 12″ x 18″ sheet and then divide that as needed. You may want to work large or small, so choose your block sizes accordingly
Arches Cover white printmaking paper 5-8 sheets. https://www.dickblick.com/items/10417-1012/
Caligo safe wash black ink.https://www.dickblick.com/items/40320-2023/
Soft rubber brayer https://www.dickblick.com/items/40104-1004/
A simple watercolor set https://www.dickblick.com/items/01678-1129/and some decent brushes for hand coloring.https://www.dickblick.com/items/05857-0059/
In addition, you’ll need supplies commonly found at home like a flat wooden spoon for burnishing, a bathtub, a shallow baking pan or rimmed cookie sheet for soaking paper, and an old towel for blotting paper.
Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of 5.
She grew up in Middlebury, Vermont and holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
Ashley is the author and/or illustrator of over 70 children’s picture books including Baby Bear Sees Blue, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Only the Cat saw, Compost Stew, Baby Beluga, and the beloved Miss Bindergarten Series.
Every summer Ashley teaches writing and illustration in the Children’s Picture Book Writing & Illustration MFA and certificate programs at Hollins University.
For 30 years one of Ashley’s favorite pastimes has been traveling to schools all over the US, speaking to children about writing, drawing and using their imagination to help them find their paths to the future.
She lives and works on Lake Dunmore in Leicester, VT.