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The Art of Block Printing
The Art of Block Printing
Actor: Laurence Withers
Director: Laurence Withers
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2004     0hr 42min

The art of block printing is centuries old, and is still popular with today?s artists and craftspeople. In this video program you will learn the art and techniques of creating and producing your very own block prints. Thi...  more »


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Actor: Laurence Withers
Director: Laurence Withers
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational
Studio: On Air Video, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 12/31/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good to see it being done as opposed to just reading.
Masha | Miami, Florida | 07/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This topic is hard to find on DVD and it really helps to see the artist actually making the prints. One and two color prints are covered. Would like to see more on making the design, and the differences between drawing on paper, and designing for a block print. Would also like to have seen more on the usage of the different blades. But overall a good intro."
Enthusiastically recommended for anyone intrigued to dabble
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 06/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hosted by expert fine arts instructor Larry Withers, The Art of Block Printing is a DVD how-to guide to partaking in the centuries-old art of block printing. From the necessary materials and tools, to creating one's design, carving a printing block, producing one-color or two-color prints, to appropriate color registration, safety tips for block cutting, an introduction to various techniques, and much more, The Art of Block Printing walks viewers of all backgrounds and skill levels through the process. A back-cover checklist of the inexpensive tools one needs to get started rounds out this user-friendly teaching guide, enthusiastically recommended for anyone intrigued to dabble in this art form to create distinctive artworks, handmade cards, or other beautiful projects. 42 minutes.
Clear, concise and informative
Maxwell P. | Huntingdon Valley, PA | 09/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a terrific teaching aid. The high school I teach at has been using this video for several semesters to introduce students to the basics of block printing. Viewing it take less than a period and covers all the fundamentals of developing a sketch, transferring the sketch to the print block, rolling out and inking the block, burnishing and pulling the print. This program also shows how to make a two-color prints, and addresses how to safely carve a print block. This is an excellent resource I would recommend to any art instructor, or art enthusiast."