The Orkney Woodcut is a distinct, straightforward, and press-free method of printmaking. The process combines elements of Japanese and Western print techniques with the Provincetown Print, and blends them into something new.
In this approach, only one woodblock and specially chosen stones from the Orkney Islands are used to create a uniquely variable edition of prints. This enables the printmaker to combine the texture of printing with the fluidity of painting. Any image can become a print. The more experienced artist will have surprises, and the less experienced artist will quickly feel successful.
During the two-day workshop, students will complete at least one print and leave with even more images to print fresh at home.