ONSITE: Woodcut Portraits

In this class, we’ll focus on carving and drawing techniques to help you create compelling portrait prints. We’ll practice white line and black line approaches to hatching and crosshatching to create subtle gradients of tone. Each student can expect to leave class with two small editions of woodcut portraits!

Special Notes

  • This class uses a historic printing press which requires the ability to stand and use your legs and arms simultaneously to operate.

    This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

About the Instructor

Barry O'Keefe

Barry O'Keefe is an artist from Richmond, Virginia working in printmaking, painting, and public art. In addition to classes at the Visual Arts Center, he teaches at VCU, Art 180 and Milk River Arts. In 2016, he received an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. Thematically, his work engages with public space and community. His work has been exhibited in five countries and seven states and can be found in many private and public collections, including the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Va, UCLA, the Black History Museum of Virginia, the Library of Virginia.

Instagram: @barryokeefe.

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ONSITE: Woodcut Portraits

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Class Details
July 20 - August 176 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Barry O'Keefe
Level: All Levels