Watercolor and Woodcut, 2017
2 day intensive taught by Joseph Vorgity
Saturday, November 18th, 9-5pm
Sunday, November 19th, 9-5pm
In this workshop, the participating artists will carve a traditional single color woodblock and print it using black ink. Subsequently, they'll add to each print using brilliant watercolor, hand working each print to make a unique image.
No prior woodcut experience is necessary, and this class is appropriate for a range of experience levels in printmaking, from beginner to advanced.
Students will learn how to make a black on white woodblock print, a variety of watercolor applications, proper cutting procedure, knife sharpening, proper color separation for a white line print.
Tuition is $250 per student, and includes all necessary materials.
Any cancellations will be reimbursed minus a $40 nonrefundable deposit up to 7 days prior to the workshop start date.
About the artist:
Joseph Vorgity is a contemporary realist watercolorist and printmaker. His still life, landscape, and figurative subject matter are recognized by strong flat areas of color with sharp lines to delineate shapes. Some themes are narrative, others have a surreal quality while many are created primarily for their beauty and visual impact. Some of the figurative pieces are modeled after traditional religious pictures of saints and deities while others are related to figures in Japanese woodblock prints of the early 20th century. His strongest influences come from the American Precisionist Movement, the Arts and Craft Movement, and from Japonisme.
Vorgity maintains a studio in Los Angeles and is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Joseph is also the proprietor of Hyacinth Press which produces woodblock printed greeting cards.