Relief Printing: Multi-block Woodcuts

This course will explore the bold and graphic nature of relief printing and the fundamentals of printing multi-block woodcuts, to print multi-colour prints. Participants will be shown how to prepare blocks, carving techniques, ink preparation and rolling techniques, and registration methods.

The Multi-block method requires a different block to be made for each colour. Firstly, the key block is carved. From the key block, a trace or copy is made to provide a guide for carving specific colour regions onto another block. When printing, each block is inked and printed sequentially to fit together in registration with the key block printed last. Participants will learn how to print by hand as well as using a variety of printing presses, to produce original fine art prints.

For the two-day duration of the course, APW will provide all materials needed (including inks, wood blocks, paper, printing materials etc). All participants will be able to create an image up to 12cm x 18cm in size. Please bring with you to the course any any ideas, sketches, drawings, photos, etc that may assist you in articulating and developing your image.



Conditions of Enrolment

Full payment must be made at time of registration. Refunds will only be given if:

  • Payment is received after the class has been filled.

  • The class is cancelled.

  • The participant notifies APW of their withdrawal at least 14 days before the start date of the class (a fee of $50 will be charged for each withdrawal).

APW is not responsible for non-refundable airline or travel tickets or accommodation purchased by class participants. Parking is restricted around APW. Public transport is a convenient alternative. APW reserves the right to add, withdraw or vary the program.

Should you have any questions regarding this class and/or APW’s conditions of enrolment please don’t hesitate to contact us.