White Line/Black Line Printmaking: The Provincetown Print
WHITE LINE/BLACK LINE: The Provincetown Print
A piece of wood, a knife, a spoon and some paint: The “Provincetown White Line Print” is a uniquely American art form that grew out of a desire to simplify the traditional Japanese woodblock method. Its origins are now lost in the mists of the past but recent research and discoveries place its invention as early as 1913 around the time of the famous Armory Show. During this course students will learn the basics of working with a wood block, design issues, carving techniques and special emphasis on the use of watercolor. Brian Larkin’s “black line” hybrid will be introduced as well. There will be group presentations from time to time but the focus is on individualized interaction between instructor and student.
Materials: Instructor will provide some print tracing and transfer paper to get people started, and some blades for the exacto holder along with map tacks. Students will need to supply : SPOON (serving size or wooden), watercolor paints, the Flex Cut tool as listed or an exacto blade holder and a piece or two of wood.
Instructor: Brian Larkin
Wednesdays, 5 weeks
April 8 - May 6, 2020
10am - 1pm