to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 for
a hands-on art experience making woodblock prints. No registration is required,
and all materials will be provided by the museum.
in China, woodblock printing is one of the oldest forms of printmaking in the
world with some of the earliest examples tracing back to about 200 AD. The
practice was initially for printing patterns on textiles and when applied to
paper, it became the most common method in East Asia for printing books and
other texts, as well as images. In Europe, this technique for printing images
on paper is mostly covered by the art term “woodcut.” By the 19th
century, the utilization of traditional woodblock techniques for
commercialization was becoming less common with the developments and the spread
of advanced printing press technology. However, woodblock printing has thrived
within the art world and among the best-known types is the Japanese art of
Ukiyo-e which has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and
from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The museum is accessible by RoadRUNNER
Transit Route 1, Stop 36.
For information, visit the City’s Museum System website or call 575/541-2137.