White-Line Woodcut Workshop with Karen Schroeder

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  • Led by Karen Schroeder

  • Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • $75 per person; $20 for materials

  • Class size limited to 10 participants.

  • Registration deadline is October 18.

The Wildling Museum is excited to present a White-Line Woodcut Workshop led by Karen Schroeder. The workshop is Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to create a woodcut using a technique that was first used in Massachusetts during the early 20th century. Length of the workshop is five hours, which includes a half hour lunch break.

White-Line Woodcut started in America around the beginning of the First World War. During this period, many American artists working in France returned to the United States and a group of these young artists, who had known each other in Paris, migrated to Provincetown, Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, the artists shared ideas about woodblock printing. Japanese woodblocks inspired them, but the process required multiple blocks, special inks, expensive carving tools, and a press. They had none of these things, and so they discovered a way to make small prints by using one block, watercolors, and a carved groove to separate the colors. Come join the class and learn about this early printmaking technique you can do on a small table at home.

Register for a workshop online (click here), stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315. Students will need to bring a sketch to class, 6 x 4.5 inches in size. You may feel free to research White Line Woodcuts online to get a feel for what images work best with this media.

About Karen Schroeder

Karen Schroeder grew up in Los Angeles, California. She loved to do art at a very early age. She majored in and got her degree in Fine Arts at California State University Northridge with an emphasis in Printmaking. She later went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education. After raising a family and being a teacher for many years, she is now able to devote much of her time to art.

Printmaking, for Karen, is a way to create a visual story and she often uses the relief technique for her prints. Reduction woodcut, a technique she often uses, requires a great deal of planning; a challenge, but clearly one she has mastered. She also enjoys creating intaglio, mono printing, and collagraph prints. A few years ago she learned of and subsequently taught herself the 20th century American print technique called white-line woodcut.

Karen is a member of the Santa Barbara Printmakers, Santa Barbara Art Association, and Goleta Valley Art Association. In spring of 2012, she received the Best of Show Award at Channing Peak from the Santa Barbara Arts Commission. Recently she has had two solo shows, one at the Faulkner Gallery East, and one at Gallery 113, both in Santa Barbara. Karen has had many awards and shows at galleries in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura, Carpinteria, and Paso Robles. She has recently been accepted into the California Society of Printmakers.

Karen has not put away her love of teaching. She teaches art to after school classes in Goleta, to special education classes in Thousand Oaks, and to adults, giving workshops on white line woodcut. Karen says, “Sharing my love of art is what I like to do best.”