Class Description:Woodcut is a beautiful printmaking process that can be done without a press. Marks are made on a wooden plate that can be transferred onto paper with ink to achieve a beautiful image. If you haven't had the chance to explore this medium, this is an excellent opportunity to try woodcut printmaking. We will carve an image with woodcarving tools, ink our plates and discuss a variety of techniques for carving, inking, and pulling a print. Printmaking is an excellent form of creating multiples, so this can be your chance to create a set of unique cards for the holidays. All supplies are included, but bring any unique papers you might want to try printing on.
All materials are included in this workshop. Please feel free to bring any additional paper you would like to print on.
About the Instructor:
Born and raised in New York City, Anna Hendrick Karpatkin Benjamin lives and works out of her home studio in Philadelphia. She began her arts education at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and continued at Haverford College where she received a B.A. in Fine Arts (Printmaking) and Education (2013). After teaching in museums, schools and community art centers in the Philadelphia area, Benjamin went on to receive an M.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (2017). In 2018 she was the inaugural recipient of the West Bay View Foundation Fellowship at Dieu Donné Papermill in Brooklyn, New York, and a Studio Workspace Resident in papermaking at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York in 2019. She is currently the 2021 Windgate Fellow with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ two year Visual Artist Fellowship program. Benjamin utilizes paper, print, drawing and hand cutting to construct spaces through pattern, repetition and ritual. In addition to her personal practice, Benjamin is the lead organizer of Prints for Protest, a collaborative portfolio project raising funds for organizations that protect civil rights and advocate for social justice.