Karen Kunc Master Class // From Block to Book
October 8-16, 2016
This hands-on workshop goes from printing color reduction woodcut images that become the pages of a hand bound book. Quantities of pages will be generated using the woodblocks for an edition or with a monotype approach that steer the book structure and presentation. The book as an edition or as a unique object will be explored. Low-tech methods for text printing will be introduced, and paired with beautifully printed images from woodblocks, using oil-base and water-base inks. All will be brought together for a bound or accordion folded book. We will also generate a unique collaborative book with a contribution from each participant that plays with visual sequence and the unexpected new content from juxtaposition. The goal is to create artists books that generate a multi-level sensory experience. Concepts for invention and good fun will be directed in a collaborative atmosphere, while being inspired by master printmaker Karen Kunc, who opens the creative process with insightful mentoring.