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Relief: Print Anywhere

  • Ox-Bow 3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI, 49453 (map)

PRINT 647 001, 2 weeks, 3 credit hours, Lab Fee $100

Relief printing can be done anywhere with minimal equipment and materials making it ideal (and safe) for the artist who wishes to pursue printmaking in a DIY framework. The newest generation of inks for relief can be used without solvents and other harmful materials. This two-week course will cover the basics of relief/block printmaking using a variety of materials including wood and linoleum, printed both by hand and with the assistance of a press. Individual exploration will be encouraged through one-on-one instruction and group critiques. A variety of approaches to image making may include found materials, multi-block and reduction color, chine colle, digital inkjet transfers and fabric printing. Collaboration will be encouraged.

Untitled, Woodcut/relief, 2015

Untitled, Woodcut/relief, 2015


Danny Miller is an artist and musician living and working in Chicago, IL. Utilizing woodblock, lithographic printing and drawing, he conjures works inspired by science fiction pulp covers, Victorian engravings, advertisements, comic books and music. Miller has taught at Ohio State University, UW-Madison, SAIC and the Ox-Bow School of Art and has been the Printmedia Department Manager at SAIC for 28 years. He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked in professional print shops including Landfall Press, Normal Editions Workshop and Four Brothers Press, in addition to playing and teaching traditional fiddle and banjo music at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Search and Annoy  , woodblock, screenprint, monotype, 16” x 22”, 2014

Search and Annoy, woodblock, screenprint, monotype, 16” x 22”, 2014

Oli Watt received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from SAIC. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches in the Printmedia Department. Oli has shown his work nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Spencer Brownstone Gallery in NYC, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, La Band Art Gallery in Los Angeles and Rocket Gallery in London. His work has been discussed in numerous publications including Art on Paper, Art US, the New Art Examiner, Concrete Comedy and Contemporary American Printmakers. He currently runs free range, a studio and exhibition space on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Earlier Event: July 16
Materials and Processes: Woodfire
Later Event: July 16