BLOCK PRINTING with OIL-BASED INKS and WATERCOLORS
with MOLLY HASHIMOTO
1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn how to design and carve blocks, then roll out ink and hand-tint with watercolor. The method is completely hand-created (no press required). You'll discover good design principles, the best tools for carving different shapes, how to proof, mixing and applying ink, and you'll also have time to practice applying watercolor, both in pure and gradated color washes.
** Canson vellum tablet (for drawing and designing)
** HB pencil
** Staedler plastic white eraser
* BLOCKS, CARVING, BRAYERS
** Safety-kut blocks, your choice of size, no larger than 8 X 10, probably 5 X 7 is a better size for this one day workshop
** Speedball carving tools and handle: #1: small V-gouge, #3: small U-gouge, #4: square gouge, #5: large U-gouge, heavy stainless steel kitchen spoon
** Ink Brayer (Speedball is okay, other brands also) at least 4" width, unless you are working very small
** 9 X 12" piece of plexiglass or glass for rolling out ink.
** Newsprint for proofing (bring a full tablet as it comes in handy for transporting your prints home).
** Paper for final prints: Arches 140 lb.hot press watercolor paper; other white printmaking papers are okay, too. Fabriano is the best
** Speedball water-soluble black ink for proofing;
** Charbonnel black oil-based etching ink (soft black is best, but others are okay, too)
** Watercolors and brushes: your choice of colors, and brushes, (I use 1/2" flat, and #4 and #6 round)
** cooking oil in a bottle with a needle-nose for squirting it out, Soy-solv cleaner, flat razor blade, paper towels