Printmaking Workshop: Color Woodcuts with Sean Starwars
COLOR WOODCUTS WITH SEAN STARWARS WORKSHOP
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2
BURNING BONES PRESS (1518 YALE 77008)
**OPEN TO ALL LEVELS**
It’s time to get loose, it’s time to have fun, it’s time to get a little dirty. Burning Bones Press is hosting a three-day color woodcut workshop November 30-December 2 with Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars.
We will jump right in on Friday night and learn how to either draw or transfer a killer image right onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Saturday will be an all day marathon of cutting, cutting, and more cutting until all four woodblocks are ready to go. Sunday will be when the real magic happens. That’s when we’ll bust out the color ink, and you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed four-color woodcut! Now that it’s all done we’ll still have time to play around with some of the other fun things you can do with a woodblock print. Bring some blank t-shirts so you can print your woodcut on them if you want.
Take a break from the holiday madness with this three-day workshop and end up with exciting multi-color woodcuts you can give to friends and family!
If you’ve been to Burning Bones, you know that we work really hard, but we have loads of fun while doing it! Come spend the weekend with us. You deserve it!
Instructor: Sean Starwars
Workshop size: 6-12 artists
November 30 -December 2
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Friday, November 30, 6-9 p.m.: Introduction, Slide talk, Image prep demo (refreshments served)
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Working on your blocks
Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Printing
2-5 sheets of paper (22" x 30"), such as Somerset Textured White or Rives BFK
Whatever you typically draw with (suggested 2B or softer pencils)
Black Sharpie Marker and Red (chisel tip) marker
Source material for drawing, including Xerox copies, if desired
Your choice of printmaking gouges (minimum of V gouge , U gouge, recommended)
Blank t-shirt for printing on, if so desired
Russian birch plywood and MDF
Assortment of colored ink
There will be an assortment of cutting tools on hand that I will have on loan for participants
ABOUT SEAN STARWARS
Sean Starwars lives in Laurel, MS with his wife and four young children. Armed with an AK-47 and an MFA from Louisiana State University, he is ready for anything! In addition to making woodcuts for over twenty years, Starwars has been an Adjunct Professor, a janitor and a used car salesman. He makes about a half-dozen Visiting Artist appearances a year at many of the nation’s leading art programs. Starwars is a proud member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Starwars’ work can be seen on book covers, album covers, magazines, television programs and commercials. He is currently embarking on his most challenging project ever "A woodcut a week FOR LIFE". Sean drinks more Mountain Dew than anyone who has ever lived, and he can beat you at Ms.Pacman.
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