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      FAB x ART Workshop: Laser-Etched Woodblock Prints with Felipe Ortiz in Boston

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      June 6, 2018

      Wednesday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      50 Milk Street
      Boston, Massachusetts 02109

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      FAB x ART Workshop: Laser-Etched Woodblock Prints with Felipe Ortiz

      Interested in digital fabrication, but fancy yourself more of an artist? Join Fab@CIC and esteemed local muralist, Felipe Ortiz, to laser-etch your own woodblock prints. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll blend traditional artistic methods with modern makerspace technology, and will walk alway with your own original “fabbed” art!

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      Bring your own simple drawings, or learn how to customize Felipe’s fine-art drawings to make them your own! We’ll take your designs and make them compatible with our 75-watt Epilog Fusion M2 laser cutter, and then etch your images into 6mm wooden sheets. While the blocks are being cut, the lead artist will guide you through hand-pressing the woodblocks with archival ink to make your own artistic prints, which you can further customize through illustration and watercolor techniques. We’ll offer delicious tea, coffee and pastries from our own Render Coffee. Come meet other creatives from Boston during this fun, productive workshop!


      Your laptop with a design software installed (Freeware recommendation: Inkscape)
      Optional: Black and white high-contrast photos of your drawings (if you want!)


      Fine-art that you can customize for your prints
      Wood for your blocks
      Archival ink
      Printing paper
      Coffee, tea and pastries
      Fun times!


      When Felipe Ortiz isn’t busy in Fab@CIC, he’s painting street art and large-scale work all over the world - including many pieces in CIC! He founded the Fresco Exchange, an international art collective, and his laser-etched prints were recently part of the SCAN and MAKE show in San Francisco. “Through this process, I am able to not only fuse laser technology into my art, I am also able to produce even more one-of-a-kind pieces from each of my drawings, and this practice has made my art more accessible to the public.”

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