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Layered Woodcut Workshop with Jim Lee

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021

Workshop Information

Dates: Saturdays, October 23 – November 6

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Five Points Arts Center Print Lab

Ages: 18+

Cost: $400

Class Cap: 8


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Workshop Description

This course will examine the bold and direct capabilities of woodcut and other relief print surfaces. It will take the student from preliminary sketches to the carving of blocks, using the multiple block technique. By printing multiple layers of transparent inks, images will develop with lush color relationships and luminous surfaces. We will work with color separation/registration, carving with hand and power tools, built-up surfaces, color ink mixing, and stencils. Monotype techniques will also be introduced and can be combined with the carved blocks. During the workshop students first develop a key block, transfer the image to other blocks to carry various colors and then print small editions, exploring color variations. Students should plan to arrive with several worked out compositions, either representational or abstract.

Students do not need to have previous printmaking experience, but this would certainly be an advantage. I can adapt this to any level of experience.


Required Materials

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Instructor Bio

Jim Lee was born in Kansas and received a M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. He taught printmaking, drawing and book arts at the Hartford Art School/University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT from 1982 -2020. 

Landscape is at the core of his work. He often begins a series with on-site drawings and watercolors, and from these develops his color reduction woodcut prints. Recent work has been based on the west coast of Ireland, Maine and Maritime Canada. 


A selection of Jim Lee’s recent exhibitions include:

Solo: University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK-2019; Bromer Gallery, Boston, MA-2019; University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI-2019; Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT-2014; Group: Atlanta Print Biennial International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA-2017; The Boston Printmakers International Biennial-2017; Imprint One, National Invitational Print Exhibition, Austin, TX-2016; Stand Out Prints, International Juried Print Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN, 2016; Yinchuan Conversation: Chinese & American Printmakers, Yinchuan Art Center, Ningxia, China-2016; IPCNY New Prints/Summer Show, NY- 2014. 

His collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, The Getty Art Center, The Wadsworth Athenaeum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, The Guangdong Museum of Fine Arts-Chongqing, China, The New York Public Library, University of San Francisco, and Bibliotheca Liborium Artificem, Sydney, Australia. 

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October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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