White-line woodcut print class set at library May 29-30

May 19, 2024

Fred Dylla, the Lewes resident responsible for bringing white-line woodcut printing back to Delaware after nearly a century, will teach a two-day course on the art form from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 29 and 30, at Lewes Public Library.

This distinctive art form produces full-color prints from a single carved wood block. In the beginner class, participants will learn to create a conceptual drawing, transfer the drawing to a wood block, carve and paint the block, and finally transfer the image to the printing paper. No previous knowledge of wood block printing or woodcarving is necessary.

Attendees will be provided with the necessary materials including wood block, Japanese printing paper and carving tool to produce at least one print by the end of the course. Students provide their own watercolor paints and brushes.

The cost is $200 plus a $35 materials fee to be paid directly to the artist.

Dylla is a 20-year student of Bill Evaul, a woodcut artist from Provincetown, Mass., who was instrumental in reviving this uniquely American art form.

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