This course introduces two traditional printmaking processes: woodcut + etching. Woodcut is a relief process that involves carving an image into a plank of wood, rolling ink across the carved surface of the block, and using it to print your image onto paper. Etching is an intaglio process that involves printing from a metal plate which is etched with an image. Instructor will guide you through all of the steps necessary to translate your ideas using these graphic processes. You will start by working in black and white and later you will learn methods for incorporating color into your artwork. Students will become familiar with the tools, language, methods, and materials used for making unique prints as well as limited editions in a safe, clean, and friendly print shop environment.