Fine Arts
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Relief printmaking methods have a rich history, and through this course students will learn details of that history while developing skills through hands on exercises. In this course students will focus on woodcut relief processes, and will complete three projects to gain proficiency with the materials. The course will be administered through slide presentations, process demonstrations, and peer/individual critiques in small groups.

This course will begin with basic one color woodcut methods. Students will be shown examples of many different carving techniques. The class will learn how to handle the oil based inks, safe use of printing equipment, proper proofing steps and printing techniques.Students will then use this one color block to create a multi block print as they explore color and layering. During the final project students will develop their skills further with reductive woodcut methods. / Materials fee of $10 and facilities fee of $30 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Carving set ($45) - available at the MCAD Art Cellar. Shina wood - for the first project purchase a piece at 8" X 6" at $10.75. Two pieces of Rives BFK paper, a color your choice. Black sharpie markers in various sizes, 3B or 6B pencils, sketchbook of choice, Latex or rubber gloves, apron or smock. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to Wear: Closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing to move in, a smock or apron is highly encouraged.

Register Before: June 1

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

  • Register on or before May 19 and save $25.
  • Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). ¬†
  • Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

PT 9326 SU17
Date Start: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Date End: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Main Building Room 405/Printshop
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.