Instructor: Justin Rice
With the help of instructor Justin Rice, students will explore the world of graphic mark making through the use of hand carving tools, woodblocks and the printing press. This class will focus on the creation of an original high contrast single color editioned print.
This class will cover the process from start to finish. Discussion will include block preparation, image transfer, carving technique, and printing by hand and with the use of a machine press. Relief Printing is open to beginning through advanced printmakers. This class will serve as the base course to the broad studio practice of printmaking. All supplies included.
Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making.
Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln.
When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers, trails and disc golf courses of central Virginia with his sons, Holcomb and Wilkes, and his wife, Chatham.