Fall 2021

Cut, Inked and Hand Pressed: Woodcut Prints

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-243

Moodle site: Course


Betsey A. Garand (Section 01)


Woodcut is a dynamic form of printmaking. It has been instrumental in communication since the invention of paper in 105 C.E. and is a relief technique with a broad array of possibilities. Students will learn various methods to cut and print wood blocks, and assignments will include multiple block printing, hand-colored prints, collage, and cut paper. All prints will be handprinted using spoons, barens and the palm the hand. Assignments will be critiqued regularly, and critical analysis of prints' conceptual and technical concerns will be discussed. The study of a culturally wide range of historical and contemporary artists will provide inspiration, insight and knowledge into the visual language of woodcut. Students will be encouraged to create imagery that provides personal meaning influenced by political, individualistic, imaginative and emotional experiences. No prerequisites required.

Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Senior Resident Artist Garand.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA, FCAS, and FAMS majors, and art majors from the 5-College Consortium.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021