Walking through Wood: Relief Printing Techniques

Andrew Thorne

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Oct 7, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021

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Emerging Artist in Residence, Andrew Thorne will be giving a “how to fall in love with woodcut” tutorial during this one evening demonstration session. He will give a walkthrough of the work from his current exhibition at SNAP as well as explain his process and connection to the medium of woodcut that is extremely flexible and charged with radical potential. This session is ideal for those looking for an introduction to woodcut basics as well as those interested in new approaches and ways to expand their practice.

During this demonstration session learn about materials and tools while picking up tips for carving and also explore printing methods on and off the press. In addition see the step-by-step process for achieving screen printed image transfers onto wood blocks and learn all about Andrew’s digital process for utilizing text, line separations, and bitmaps to create DIY digital woodcut images. Fall in (or back in) love with relief and woodcut after this demonstration which will show you tips and tricks for making woodcut more enjoyable and exciting.

Thursday, October 7, 2021
6pm – 9pm MDT
Andrew Thorne // andrewthorneart.com
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
Online demonstration session held through Zoom

*No experience is necessary, this demonstration is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register.

Note: All online sessions will be recorded to capture the demonstration and will be sent to registered participants so they can view and rewatch at their leisure after the session.

Supply Information
Online demonstration courses do not include any supplies as registrants will not be required to have or use supplies during the live demonstration, but rather watch and learn. A supply list will be sent shortly after registration to be used by anyone who wishes to gather and source their own materials to try the technique and process learned at their own leisure and pace.

About the artist

Andrew Thorne is an interdisciplinary artist, born and raised on the unceded land of Mi’kma’ki and Wolastoqiyik, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Thorne received his BFA from NSCAD University in 2020. He recently finished the VANS New Grad Program and is currently completing SNAP’s Emerging Artist in Residency Program. This work has been graciously supported by Arts Nova Scotia.

Currently, the artist is most excited by woodcut, and materials such as plywood, as they are a symbol of forestry and resource-extraction. Here in Edmonton, Andrew Thorne’s work can be found at the Lowlands Project Space and the Artists in the Fallow group show. Normally, Thorne can also be found performing with his group, Tangent.

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