Woodcut Carving

Woodcut Printmaking 101

Discover the age-old art of carving and printing a woodcut with printmaker and artist Alice Galick! Woodcut dates to 220 BC in China for textile printing and early 1300s in Europe for illustration. The process is easily to learn. You will start by carving a “plate” from wood with a relief design, then you'll roll ink onto the remaining surface to print on fine art papers. We will explore ways to also print unique monoprints from the woodcut by using a different papers/color layers of ink and a variety of ways to position the plate. Some experience in any printmaking methods will be helpful but not required. Come discover the possibilities of a new method of printmaking!

Wood plates and carving tools provided.
Papers and inks are covered by the lab fee, payable to Alice at the first class.
Bring a work apron/work shirt and a snack.

Alice At Work

Alice Nicholson Galick lives in East Falmouth Ma. and came to Cape Cod after a career of teaching art in Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina.

Introduced to printmaking during the 1970s renaissance of printmaking in graduate school, she has also worked in artist’s assistantships at Penland in North Carolina and participated in workshops around New England and abroad.

A member of Boston Printmakers, Printmakers of Cape Cod, Monotype Guild of New England, and PAAM.

She has participated in invitational and solo shows, and won awards in many juried and national shows. Her work is in collections public and private around the US and Europe.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org