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Woodcut Madness Two-Day Workshop with James Bailey


Woodcut Madness: Reduction and Chiaroscuro relief printing with visiting Artist in Residence James Bailey

The two day workshop will include discussions on the history of woodcut and exploration of different approaches to working with color. Demonstrations on the reductive process (Color process using a single block) and Chiaroscuro method (Color process using multiple blocks) will be covered.

Students will then choose to create their own print utilizing one of these techniques.

Additional techniques covered include transferring an image to a block, carving, several registration methods, block to block transfers, color mixing, inventive inking, press printing, hand burnishing, and tool care. Each participant will individually create and edition images.

We're thrilled to have James Bailey as our visiting Artist in Residence!

Woodcut Madness with James Bailey

About James Bailey:

James Bailey was born in New Jersey, and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He earned his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently an artist and Professor in the School of Art at The University of Montana. In 1998 he established Matrix Press, the publishing component of the print program, which brings in nationally recognized artists to collaborate in the production of limited edition prints and he is also one of the co-founders for the Annual Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project which recently completed its seventeenth year.

As an artist, James continues his research into both traditional and experimental approaches in printmaking. James has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in over 300 exhibitions and national print portfolios across 35 states as well as Estonia, France, China, Australia, Portugal, Wales, New Zealand and Canada. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including those of the Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Jundt Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Hillard University Art Museum and Sioux City Arts Center among others. James was interviewed for the full length documentary film on printmaking titled Midwest Matrix and he serves on the board for the Printmaking Legacy Project.