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Posted on: November 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Adult Education Station at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Come to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 for a hands-on art experience making woodblock prints. No registration is required, and all materials will be provided by the museum.

Originating in China, woodblock printing is one of the oldest forms of printmaking in the world with some of the earliest examples tracing back to about 200 AD. The practice was initially for printing patterns on textiles and when applied to paper, it became the most common method in East Asia for printing books and other texts, as well as images. In Europe, this technique for printing images on paper is mostly covered by the art term “woodcut.” By the 19th century, the utilization of traditional woodblock techniques for commercialization was becoming less common with the developments and the spread of advanced printing press technology. However, woodblock printing has thrived within the art world and among the best-known types is the Japanese art of Ukiyo-e which has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years.

The Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The museum is accessible by RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36.

For information, visit the City’s Museum System website or call 575/541-2137.

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