Relief Printmaking: Print Meets Book

Print Meets Book is a variation of our standard Relief Printmaking class. By building this class around a book project, the tactile and narrative aspects of printmaking are brought to the forefront. The flutter book, a variation of an accordion-fold book, is printed from a single sheet of large paper and allows multiple pages to be unfolded and morph into many directions and contextual avenues. By taking advantage of this format, students will gain experience planning and carving a large block, while using individual panels or pages to practice a variety of approaches to block carving. By the completion of the class, students will be comfortable with all the foundational skill of relief printmaking such as carving, inking, and printing a woodblock, as well as how to exploit positive and negative space in a block printed image.