About the Workshop:
Woodcut is an ancient process that has been employed by artists around the world for more than a thousand years. It uses minimal technology, requiring only a sturdy table, a few simple cutting and inking tools, and a wooden spoon to print the block. Despite the simplicity of the medium, resulting prints are as individual as the artist who makes them. And you can easily make many identical prints of your block, good for simultaneous exhibitions, sales, and experimenting with images. If you enjoy work with a bold graphic quality, woodcut is the medium for you.
This Workshop will cover the basics of woodcut prints. Participants will learn about the required materials and tools, how to safely and effectively use the proper tools to cut an image into the woodblock, and how to print it. The class will also demonstrate multiple block printing and other more advanced techniques for those who wish to try them.
Participants ages 14+ will be provided with cutting tools, wood, ink, brayers, and basic print paper to use during the class meetings.
About the Artist:
Jeetin Rangher is a multidisciplinary artist based in Bangalore, India. With an education in painting and design, his interest in the Arts is nurtured by his sensitivity to his surroundings of both the natural and social environment. He initiated the Green World Art Festival in November 2010 which continued in 2011, 2012. He has been working with different communities in conflict zones in Kashmir, India. HEALING HANDS- ART INTERVENTION IN CONFLICT ZONES is his project conducted in Jammu and Kashmir. Through his expressions in the visual arts, Rangher’s main concern over the years has been man’s intervention in the natural world. His performances are responses and critical reflections on our social, cultural, as well as political behaviour. The artist has been intensively involved with community art and special needs kids, conducting workshops with them. His recent project, Art Adda was created with the support of a grant from the India Foundation for Arts as a part of Project 560 named after the Bangalore postal code 560. Art Adda was an intervention into found space in the heavily populated and cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. Through his performances, Rangher takes his body into public spaces to interact with the audience. Rangher says, “My works are more about self-healing, they are about transformation and change through sharing and connecting. They are meant to be raw and subtle, intense and beautiful. I want to shake people by shaking myself. I believe the body is the most nostalgic element, the most vivid, vital, dynamic, powerful and beautiful, one where the past, present and future coexist, where life and death make synthesis, where I can find my fears and hopes, my memories and most importantly my strength, drive and spirit.”