Basic Woodcut Printmaking
October 15,22, 29, November 12
Instructor: Paul Bonelli
Date: October 15,22, 29, November 12
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90 (BAC Members) | $105 (Non-Members)
Materials Fee: $30 payable in class to instructor. Cash or check only. Exact change is appreciated.
Woodcut is an ancient process that has been employed by artists around the world for more than a thousand years. It uses minimal technology, requiring only a sturdy table, a few simple cutting and inking tools, and a wooden spoon to print the block. Despite the simplicity of the medium, resulting prints are as individual as the artist who makes them. And you can easily make many identical prints of your block, good for simultaneous exhibitions, sales, and experimenting with images. If you enjoy work with a bold graphic quality, woodcut is the medium for you.
Participants will be provided with cutting tools, wood, ink, brayers, and basic print paper to use during the class meetings, covered by the materials fee. A list of optional materials will be made available to those who take the class.
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Paul Bonelli earned an MFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in 1995 and has been working with the medium of woodcut for over 25 years. His award winning woodcuts have been displayed in group and solo shows all over New Jersey and around the country, and are included in several important print collections. In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at Kean University and Ocean County College, the artist has done demonstrations and workshops of his woodcut process at numerous colleges and art centers. He has been an active member of the Belmar Arts Council for the past 14 years.