ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
The Orkney Woodcut is a distinct, straightforward, and press-free method of printmaking. The process combines elements of Japanese and Western print techniques with the Provincetown Print, and blends them into something new.
In this approach, only one woodblock and specially chosen stones from the Orkney Islands are used to create a uniquely variable edition of prints. This enables the printmaker to combine the texture of printing with the fluidity of painting. Any image can become a print. The more experienced artist will have surprises, and the less experienced artist will quickly feel successful.
During the two-day workshop, students will complete at least one print and leave with even more images to print fresh at home.
Jeanne Bouza Rose has been creating watercolor white-line woodcuts for over 20 years in the USA and on the remote Scottish island of Orkney. By integrating Orcadian history and natural resources, she has helped the technique evolve into the unique Orkney Woodcut. Currently Artist-in-Residence at the Ness of Brodgar, a World Heritage Neolithic archaeological site dating back to 3200 BC, Jeanne lives mostly in Orkney but maintains and visits her Woodstock home throughout the year.
She has been extremely successful in spreading watercolor white-line woodcuts, the only North American contribution to the art of printmaking, to the United Kingdom. In addition to the Orkney woodcut, Jeanne also works in watercolors and oil pigment sticks on large flat canvas and paints on lampshades. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the states and in Scotland and is in private collections throughout the world. Most recently, one of her large oils was purchased by the Herriot Watt University for their new library in Stromness, Scotland. Jeanne originally learned watercolor white-line print making from the late Pia Öste-Alexander at the Woodstock School of Art.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$270 ($250 tuition + $20 lab fee)
April 23–24, 2019, Tuesday–Wednesday, 9 AM–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.