Introduction to Woodcut Printmaking with Marlys Greenhalgh
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6-9pm | 590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Early Bird Registration: $70 before February 19, $80 after February 19
This class is an introduction to relief printmaking, a technique well grounded in art history and practiced by master artists like Albrecht Durer and Paul Gauguin. Students are encouraged to bring a personal photo or image to create their print. The image should be something meaningful to you, for example: a pet, a favorite symbol, etc. Examples will also be available. Students will first have the opportunity to develop a working sketch of their chosen subject. They will then use tracing paper overlays and sharpie marker to “see the print” of that image. After you have a clear image, you will transfer the reverse of the image to the block and use carving tools to carve the relief. Students will all pull an artist’s proof, evaluate the print, and then proceed to make an edition of (5) 4″x6″ prints on notecards.
Materials included in class fee: Set of introductory carving tools, ink, brayer, notecards, buren (for burnishing use in class).
Materials that students must bring with them: Sharpie, Xacto knife, sketch paper, and A4 envelopes (if desired for notecards).
Marlys Closser Greenhalgh creates original oil paintings and woodcut prints at Prickly Pear Studio, located in the colorful Baraboo Hills. Her work is inspired by beauty and design in nature, often observed and painted ‘en plein air’. She is passionate about and includes cacti and tropical plant form imagery in her work. Additionally, she has always loved portraiture and including figures in her art.
Marlys is an avid gardener and maintains perennial gardens at her home and studio, which are a source of inspiration. She has many cacti and ancient jade plants in her collection.
Born in western Pennsylvania, the artist lived in Los Angeles, California before moving to Sauk County, Wisconsin. Marlys has produced and promoted the Arts in Baraboo for decades as a working artist and former Art Educator. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Viterbo University. Additionally, she is fortunate to travel occasionally in the U.S. and abroad visiting art museums, sketching and photographing sights to share and reference.