We are very excited to be hosting this 3-day Woodblock Print Workshop taught by the extremely talented, award winning, and published artist,
Melinda Whipplesmith Plank.
All levels of experience or inexperience are welcome. We will take one print from conception to finish. Participants will come out of this workshop with the basic information needed to make prints at home.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: MELINDA WHIPPLESMITH PLANK
Whipplesmith Plank’s work is informed by her cattle ranching heritage, celebrating biodiversity and the preservation of open spaces. To create her woodblock prints, she combines color and shape with the energy and texture of spontaneous line.
“When I discovered printmaking 20 years ago, I was elated. Finally, a medium that took my meticulous drawings and transformed them into something earthier and more evocative than I had the wisdom to do myself.”-Whipplesmith Plank
She is a member of CA. Printmakers Assoc., Society of Animal Artists, an artist in Residence at Glacier and Lassen Volcanic National Parks. Her work is part of the Permanent Collections at Maryhill Museum, WA. and Leigh Yawkey Museum, WI.
Introduction and overview
Gathering your ideas & pre sketching
Overview of the elements and principles of design
Work on designs
Start carving blocks
Types of paper/ tearing paper/ prepping paper/ registration
Types of inks/mixing inks/cleanup
Barens /brayers and such
Carve for additional colors and print