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Woodblock Printing Class using a scroll saw and traditional tools — Saturday, January 21, 2012

Posted on: January 12th, 2012 by midcoast_author

Woodblock by William B. Martin

January 21, 2012 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Woodblock Printing Class using a scroll saw and traditional tools.

An introduction workshop to create colorful woodcuts using two blocks of wood will be given at the Midcoast Prinmakers Studio/print shop a the Round Top/DRA Farm on Business Route 1, in Damariscotta. The fee is $75 for the day.
Bring a lunch and any tools you may have. All other supplies will be furnished.
Contact Kay Miller at or call 644-8849 to reserve your spot.

Instruction by Bill Martin covers preparing the block, transferring the design, safely using a scroll saw to cut shapes, inking, and printing. The beauty of this technique lies in its simple self registration using one block for color, cut into shapes similar to a jig saw puzzle and printing using a barren and/or wooden spoon. In addition, basic tradtional carving and other techniues will be covered as an adjunct to the scroll saw technique.

The workshop will be run by William Barris Martin, sculptor/printmaker. He will be assisted by fellow printmaker and illustrator Holly Berry. Mr. Martin has shown his wood block prints at the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum as well as the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine CMCA, and other national venues. His work can be found in the collection of the US Department of State, The Cleveland Museum, the Fuller Museum and private collections in Maine, US & Canada.