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Color Reduction Woodcut: Entering The Next Level

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm



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Color Reduction Woodcut: Entering The Next Level, August 2024 Registration
$ 700.00
6 available

A 7-week In-Studio Workshop!

Saturdays, August 10–September 21st, 10:30am-2:30pm

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About this Workshop:

This Intermediate/Advanced woodcut workshop is designed to demonstrate color woodcut printmaking. In reduction woodcut, a single block is used for a multilayered color print. A block is progressively carved away while printing the color layers in order, reducing the printed area with each color layer. This workshop will cover the following techniques through hands-on demonstrations: carving techniques, registration, color mixing with oil-based ink, and pressing a print. Students will carve a 16”x20” birch plywood block using their own design and can expect to complete a small edition of 22”x30” (Paper Size) color prints. The goal for the number of layers (color) is 3 since the block is a larger scale and the prints need drying time between the layers. This is an Intermediate/Advanced level workshop. Students need to have recent experience in woodcut printmaking. 

Level: Advanced – Recent woodcut workshop experience (e.g., Introduction to Woodcut Relief Printmaking; Woodcut: As Detailed as it Gets) or similar experience (6 hours or more) is required. 

Please note: This workshop can be physically intense from carving the woodblock to printing.

Registration closes August 1, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration to cover items provided in class, including wood blocks, ink, and newsprint. Students will need to gather/purchase additional materials for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Sample images by Jun Lee


Registration includes an $48 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including a 16”x20” woodblock, ink, newsprint, shellac, registration pins and tabs, and cleaners.  Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • 1-2 idea sketches/pictures for the woodcut. *Important*
    *Students will directly draw on the block, so please prepare completed design drawings. If you would like to transfer/trace your drawing onto a block, please do the design on paper sized to your woodblock (16”x 20”) – newsprint or thin paper recommended.* 
  • Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper by Speedball (White / 90lb / 22” x 30”) – 5 sheets
  • Power Grip (Set of 7) – Power Grip tools are affordable, long lasting, and GREAT carving tools for woodcut.
  • (Optional) Power Grip carving knife chisel triangular 1.5mm  – This tool is for the fine line details and it’s not included 7 tool sets
  • Flexcut Slipstrop Sharpening Kit 
  • Sharpie Permanent Markers (For drawing woodblocks) 
    • Permanent Sharpie BLACK (Fine) x 2-3 
    • Permanent Sharpie SILVER (Fine) x 1 
    • Permanent Sharpie BLACK (Chisel Tips) x 1 
    • Permanent Sharpie RED (Chisel Tips) x 1 
  • Sketchbook and drawing materials (Pencils, pen, eraser, etc.) 
  • 1 pack of Baby wipes – Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance -Free Baby Wipes (Unscented) 
  • (Optional) Personal apron (we’ll have extras) and/or wear clothes that can get inky


Jun Lee is a printmaker who works in large format woodcut utilizing animals as metaphors to convey competition in our daily lives. Lee is a DC Art Bank Grant recipient from 2019–2022, awarded by the Government of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was the Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lee Arts Center (VA, 2014–2021), Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring (MD, 2018), the winter resident at Penland School of Crafts (NC, 2017–2020), and the Denbo Fellow at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (MD, 2017). Lee attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design where she earned a BFA in Illustration in 2002, and a Post Baccalaureate in Printmaking in 2004. In 2007, She received her MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Lee’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has taught printmaking classes at multiple locations. Learn more about her work at junleeprints.com and follow her on Instagram @junieleelee.



“Jun has a wealth of knowledge and is so open to sharing advice and tips – because she’s “been there and done that.” She routinely engaged with each student individually to speak to each person’s needs and questions.”

—Workshop Participant, Woodcut: As Detailed as It Gets

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