Nov 11th 2017

Woodcut Workshop with Danny Gonzalez

@ Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery

1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Saturday, November 11th, from 2PM - 5PM

On view through Sunday, November 12th

Woodcut Workshop | SAT 11 NOV | 2PM | $20, Materials included (confirm your space now, pay upon arrival)

Instructor: Danny Gonzalez [Puerto Rico]

This workshop is designed to challenge artists to produce large scale compositions using elements of woodcut prints which will be creating during the course. Printing techniques including multiples, scale, contrast, directional movement, positive and negative spaces, and artistic composition will be the determining factors in our final mural. This mural will be the result of group collaboration throughout the course.

Artists will learn the basic foundation of woodcut printmaking. Participants will be guided through the process of creating single color woodcut prints eventually pasted together to form large-scale editions. By the end workshop, artists will have gained or furthered their knowledge of carving, printing, and cutting-out small, medium, or large scale woodblocks.
Workshop Series of Events:

Orientation and presentation
Idea generation and woodcarving
Print demo
Editioning the blocks.
Audience and Meaning:

Artist are encouraged to create pieces that will reflect some aspect of their own culture, habits, dreams, ambitions, desires, sins, and passions. Virtually any driving forces within the society where you live is encouraged to be used as subject matter for our prints. If we are indeed a result of our environment, perhaps combining a manifestation of these various factors may offer a shed light onto the complexities and dualities that exists in our lives.

Danny Gonzalez [] is a printmaker, performance artist, songwriter, and entrepreneur. His journey is one of persecution, battles both internal and external and his ability to dust himself off and pursue his passions at any cost… Danny’s life goal is to bridge cultural divides by finding a common ground in humanity. This year Danny embarked on the The Helios Circuit/Diverse Universe tour with NON GRATA [Estonia|]. Many great things are sure to follow…

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