In this workshop, participants will be guided on fundamental drawing and image rendering techniques, wood carving, and printing methods. The session is loosely structured, designed to progress at individuals’ pace and comfort level under the supervision of experienced practitioners.
$70nett/pax. All materials provided. Each participant will be able to take home their own woodblock, as well as a set of wood carving tools (inclusive of 4 knives). If you do feel like a drink or snack, we’re extending #SocialHour prices specially for workshop participants.
✱ Limited spots. email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a seat.
✱ We will only proceed with this workshop if we reach a minimum of 8 sign-ups.
✱ This is a drop-in class, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive at 6.30pm sharp. Arrive at your own time, or take your time making your own work.
Venue: Telok Ayer Arts Club | 2 McCallum Street, Singapore 069043
Participants will learn the process of relief print, which is created by hand carving on a flat plank of wood, eliminating areas intended to be untouched by ink by carving away with gouges, chisels and knives. A roller holding a film of ink is then rolled completely over the block and paper is laid over the block, thus creating an imprint – Imagine a rubber stamp! The carved blocks allow multiple printings (called editions) with different variation such as colours, surfaces, etc. to achieve unique results.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Zhang Fuming is trained in the discipline of Printmaking and works with mediums largely of traditional origin. Favouring the direct and physical nature of printing mediums, it allows him to focus on the creation of imagery as an uninterrupted, direct means of communication with his audience. Harnessing the direct, efficient means of black-white narratives in expressing critical social messages, he create works reprising the role of social realism. Website: https://www.fumingzhang.com/
Zhang Fuming will be showing all new works in an exhibition v.atas — Zhang Fuming at Telok Ayer Arts Club. The #veryatasshow runs from 12 Sept—9 Nov 2019.
When: 5 Nov 2019, 06:30pm - 08:30pm