White Line Woodcuts – Multicolored Prints Class
Saturday, October 20, Noon-4pm.
Instructor: Theresa Haberkorn
White line printmaking is a truly American printmaking technique. It was created in the winter of 1915 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by a group of six artists. They were inspired by colorful Japanese woodblock prints but frustrated by the time intensive method, which required carving a separate block for each color in the print. The Provincetown group invented a simple, low tech process that made it possible to hand print multicolored prints from a single block of wood. The concept is brilliant: 1) carve a v-shaped groove to delineate each shape in a line drawing, 2) apply a single color only to the relevant shapes, 3) cover the block with paper and rub to transfer the color, and 4) repeat steps 2 and 3 for each additional color. The carved line is negative space and doesn’t take any color, so it leaves a white line around each shape – hence, the name. Because of the white lines, the resulting print has a distinctive look that’s striking. Enjoy an afternoon with local printmaker Theresa Haberkorn immersing yourself in a unique woodcut tradition. You can read about Theresa in Colorado’s Homes and Lifestyles at http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/Life/Into-the-Woods-with-Theresa-Haberkorn/.
Please bring the following materials to class:
- Photo or drawing for inspiration. (Make a laser or toner-based copy of it for transfer purposes. Ink jet copies won’t work.) Stylized images work best.
- Favorite watercolors, either tube or pan-style, and brush
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Theresa Haberkorn was involved in the arts from a very young age and began her formal art training in high school at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, After graduating from the University of South Florida in printmaking in 1994, Theresa has exhibited her award winning woodcut prints in national and international galleries and exhibitions. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections including the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, and Denver Hospice. In a continued exploration of her work, Theresa has been an artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim, and both the Tin Shop and Randall Whyte House in the Art District of Breckenridge Colorado. Theresa is also a popular instructor at the Art Students League of Denver and in her studio in Boulder. View more of her work at http://www.theresahaberkorn.com.