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Introduction to Woodcut Relief Printmaking

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm



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An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, April 7, 10:30am–5:30pm

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About this Workshop:

Woodcut is considered to be one of the earliest of all printmaking methods. This 7-hour introductory workshop will demonstrate and cover the basic techniques and tips you’ll need to get started in this addictive medium. You’ll learn about selecting and preparing your wood, using the carving tools and keeping them well maintained, as well as a variety of carving techniques. Students are encouraged to design their own 8”x10” image before the workshop. Participants will carve a 8”x10” birch plywood block and can expect to complete a small edition of black and white prints.

Level: BeginnerPrevious experience with relief printmaking (linoleum, wood) is welcome, but not required.

Registration closes March 29, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration to cover the supplies provided in class. Students may/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 a $22 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including an 8”x10” wood block, paper, newsprint, and ink. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • 1-2 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, design it on a woodblock size (8”x10”) paper, newsprint or thin paper (recommended). 
  • Sketchbook and drawing materials (Pencils, pen, eraser, etc.) 
  • (optional) Personal apron (we’ll have extras) 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 is a talented, energetic, and supportive teacher/person. She is also very thorough. Appreciated very much seeing and trying to follow her ways of working as knew they were based on her experience.”

Workshop participant, Introduction to Reduction Woodcut with Jun Lee

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