Wednesdays in April

jig saw woodcut


Wednesdays in April 5 to 26 2017, from 6 to 9pm
Instructor: Richard Tetrault
Level: intermediate to experienced
Materials provided

Jigsaw printing allows for variations that are not possible through other color printing approaches. With this method, the key block is cut first. A test print in black and white delineates the color areas that will lie underneath this block. The image is then transferred to a second block, and the color areas are cut out with a jigsaw, leaving a puzzle-like block. The color sections are inked separately, and reassembled on the press for printing. The key, dark block is then inked and registered over the color ground, completing the image.

This four-week Malaspina class will lead participants through this unique process. Most tools, papers and inks supplied.

Richard Tetrault is Vancouver-based painter, printmaker and muralist. He has exhibited for four decades in local and international exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Focusing on relief prints in wood and linoleum, his work explores the dynamics of the contemporary urban environment. It has been featured in published books, poetry collections, graphics, posters and theatre sets. Tetrault is a long-standing member and instructor at Malaspina Printmakers.

Image detail: Richard Tetrault

Workshop registration ends one week in advance of the workshop start date. Refunds are available up to one month in advance of the workshop start date.

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