Michael Keyes: Woodcut Printmaking – The Process
September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This demonstration will reveal the process of woodcut printmaking, from transfer of design to woodblock to the carving of the block, to the printing of the block onto paper with a technique of rubbing, avoiding the need for a printing press.
Michael Keyes is a woodcut printmaker and oil painter, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His areas of specialty are drawing, painting, and printmaking. He uses pencil drawing as the
“entry activity” and basis for painting and printmaking. He enjoys the tactile sensation of carving blocks of wood, and developing the dramatic starkness of imagery in the prints made from them. The woodcut prints range from-black-and-white, colored multi-block, and hand-colored prints. The subject matter of the prints includes landscapes,
rural and urban scenes and events, domestic still life scenes, and athletes in action.
Michael is a member and printmaking instructor at Park Hill Art Club and Art Students League of
Denver, and is a member of Aurora Artists Guild, and Red Delicious Press, the printmaking cooperative
in Aurora, Colorado, Cultural Arts District. Visit Michael’s website to see more of his work here.