One block reduction workshop

Last weekend I led a workshop on one-block reduction woodcut printing at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington.  For twelve hours, over two days, the nine participants carved and printed, carved and printed, carved and printed.  For some it was their very first time wielding a Japanese wood carving tool, an ink-loaded brayer or a paper stencil made sticky with ink and tape. Printmaking, and in particular reduction printmaking, can be a frustrating exercise in thinking backwards; so I commend them all on their stick-to-it-ness.  Take a look below at the participants hard at work and at their finished or in-progress one-block reduction woodcuts.


  1. Thank you, Betsy. It was a wonderful class and I learned so much. You are a most patient, encouraging teacher!


    1. Thanks Michele! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class. Your Serengeti landscape is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks J! I took my first reduction class from you!

  3. Good job with the class. All of the finished results look awesome. Thank you for posting some of the pictures from the class. I am really looking forward to seeing what else this class produces.