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Woodcuts with Sean Starwars

Open to all levels. Beginners welcome!

Hang out and learn from Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars during this 3-day workshop at Bone Black Studio. Sean will instruct the group Friday night on how to draw or transfer an image right onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Saturday will be a cutting marathon and Sunday you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed multi-color woodcut! Bring some blank t-shirts so you can print your woodcut on them.

Course Outline :

Friday, February 6, 6-9 p.m.: Introduction, Slide talk, Image prep demo
Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Working on your blocks
Sunday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Printing

About Sean Starwars

Sean Starwars lives in Laurel, MS with his wife and four young children. Armed with an AK-47 and an MFA from Louisiana State University, he is ready for anything! In addition to making woodcuts for over twenty years, Starwars has been an Adjunct Professor, a janitor and a used car salesman. He makes about a half-dozen Visiting Artist appearances a year at many of the nation’s leading art programs. Starwars is a proud member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Starwars’ work can be seen on book covers, album covers, magazines, television programs and commercials. He is currently embarking on his most challenging project ever "A woodcut a week FOR LIFE”. Sean drinks more Mountain Dew than anyone who has ever lived, and he can beat you at Ms.Pacman.


Who is Eligible?

Open to all.

Materials needed

- Whatever you typically draw with (suggested 2B or softer pencils)
- Black Sharpie Marker and Red (chisel tip) marker
- Source material for drawing, including Xerox copies, if desired
- Your choice of printmaking gouges (minimum of V gouge, U gouge, recommended)
- Blank t-shirt for printing on, if so desired
- Apron (for protecting your clothing)

Materials supplied

- plywood, 1 piece, 16 x 12" (more available during the workshop for a low prices)
- Assortment of colored ink
- Paper (we suggest you bring an additional stash, though some Rives BFK is available for purchase at $3.60 a sheet)
- Cleaning supplies
- There will be an assortment of cutting tools on hand that I will have on loan for participants, but please plan to bring some of your own

Online signup  Until 1/30
Pay fee  Paid in full before workshop begins

How do I sign up for this Workshop?

The deadline to signup has passed. Deadline for Entry: 1/30/2015.

How do I withdrawal from this Workshop?

If you are a member click the "Withdrawal from Event" button in the "Participate" box on the right of this screen. If you are not a member please send an email to info@womenprintmakers.com to withdrawal from this event.

Cancellation Policy

Since we have limited space our events fill up quickly. If you need to cancel please let us know ASAP (email info@womenprintmakers.com) so we can fill your spot. 

This event has a non-refundable registration amount of $100.00.

If you cancel by 1/31/2015 (more than 5 days) you will receive a refund of $100.00 (entry fee minus registration amount).
NO REFUNDS for cancellations after 1/31/2015.

Workshop Details
2/6/2015 - 2/8/2015
6:00 PM-4:00 PM
Chair: Kerry Drake
Co-Chair: Cathy Savage
Event Deadline
The deadline for this event (1/30/2015) has passed.