Intro to Woodcut: Print Your City or Favorite Place Premium class

Leitha Matz, Printmaker

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11 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction to Woodcut Printing

    • Class Overview

    • A Look at Western vs Eastern Print Styles

    • Printmaker Interview: Nathan Holman

    • Woodcut Design Planning

    • Materials: The Supplies You Need

    • The Basics of Kento Registration

    • Transfer Your Design to the Board

    • Carve Your Design

    • Proof & Print Your Design

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Prints from woodcut blocks have enchanted people for thousands of years.

In this class, you'll learn all about woodcut printing and create a design of your own. We'll see the differences between Japanese and Western woodcut printing styles, get inspired by looking at some great work from around the world, and have a look at how the tools and print registration work.

You can enroll in this class as a new printer, or if you've already taken my Intro to Block Printing or Linocut Printing classes, you'll have the basics (and some of the tools) you need to dive right into our class project.

20 of 20 students recommendSee All

Seemed like a good, concise intro. I watched the entire class in one sitting and felt like I had enough information to get started and that's really what I came into the class looking to go get the materials!
In depth discussions on different styles of Woodcut. Greatttt examples used for edition prints and monotype prints.
Kat Silent Water

Ink, roll, print, repeat.

Great intro. Technique on the cutting needs some improvement. It's always best to have two hands on the tool. Use the bench hook and a non slip mat to hold the block and then with two hands on the tool you will have much better control. Woodblock is meditative, you should take your time with it. For the Japanese style I encourage you to google David Bull
Petrik Oud

Owner of and www.TheComicPrinter





Leitha Matz


I work as a technology project manager, but when I'm not at the office, I'm always making things of my own. I especially love illustrating, writing and design.

Here at Skillshare, I focus on teaching printmaking classes -- everything from stencils to woodblock.

I find printmaking inspiring because anyone can quickly start making successful prints with very few tools. It really opens the doors to producing your vision on all kinds of materials: t-shirts, walls, stationery, labels and so much more.