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The Wonders of Woodcut

July 17 - 22, 2022

J. Leigh Garcia  ·  jleighgarcia.com

Workshop at a glance

Translate images through carving and printing for bold, exciting woodcut editions.


  • Develop images for relief printmaking and transfer to wood
  • Carve safely and properly
  • Mix oil-based inks
  • Tear down and handle fine art paper
  • Use pin registration
  • Print editionable woodcuts


  • Birch plywood
  • Carving tools
  • Oil-based ink
  • Eastern paper
  • Other papers and fabrics


  • Create either a one-layer woodcut or a three+ layer reductive relief woodcut
  • Take home your carved woodcut matrix

Artist Bio

J. Leigh Garcia is a print media and photography professor at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Garcia received his MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn how to develop an image for relief printmaking, transfer it to wood, and properly carve your image with emphasis on line and texture. Additionally, you will learn how to properly mix oil-based inks, tear down, and handle fine art paper, and use pin registration to print on printmaking presses. Class discussions will include hand printing techniques. Participants will be given the option to create a one-layer woodcut to focus on carving and experimenting with printing on different papers and fabrics or create a three+ layer reductive relief woodcut edition on eastern paper. Open to all skill levels. Please note carving wood is a physically intensive process for hands and elbows.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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