The artist Joseph Vorgity will be teaching a 4 session workshop on traditional woodcut. Students will learn proper carving techniques, maintenance of carving tools, inking the wood using oil based inks and brayers, printing a multi-color woodcut using the press, and the kento registration system. Students will learn reduction style woodcutting, printing multiple colors using only one block. This is a printmaking process that dates back centuries, the same technology that brought imagery and literature to the world.
January 23rd, 10am-4pm
January 24th, 10am-4pm
January 30th, 10am-4pm
January 31st, 10am-4pm
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.