Intro to Woodcut Printmaking

Print & Book Arts

Intro to Woodcut Printmaking *Cancelled*

Learn the basics of woodcut printmaking, and make prints by hand and on the press.

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Sat, 7/20/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Print and Book Arts Studio



In this class, you will learn the basics of woodcut printmaking, a technique that dates back thousands of years. We will learn the steps to produce woodcut prints from beginning to end, including designing an image, carving a block, inking the block, and producing prints. We will focus on printing by hand using Japanese printmaking paper, but you will have the opportunity to use the press with thicker, Western-style printmaking papers if desired.


  • You are encouraged to bring ideas for what you would like to print to class.
  • Bring a lunch; BARN has a microwave and refrigerator you can use.


We will design, carve, and print 6" x 9" woodcut prints.


A $45 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers everything you'll need:

  • 6" x 9" shina plywood blocks
  • Caligo Safewash relief ink (oil based but water soluble)
  • Printmaking paper, both kitakata for hand rubbing and BFK Rives for using the press
  • Pencils and scratch paper for creating an image
  • Ink knives for conditioning and mixing ink
  • Brayers
  • Aprons

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.
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