On Saturday 2 march 2019 in the David Krut Projects Gallery beneath the showcase of a giant William Kentridge woodcut print, titled That which I do not remember, the David Krut Workshop hosted an exciting workshop for kids. The workshop aimed to familiarise kids (ages 5 – 12) with the foundation of woodblock printing and collage in the same vein as William Kentridge.
Sticking with the theme of Kentridge’s mural along the Tiber River in Rome, titled Triumphs and Laments, the children were asked to create artworks using the imagery of a wolf, Rome’s symbol for the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city.
The children were shown how to carve or draw with tools into soft wood creating a relief image, they then inked up their block with rollers and sent it through the printing press printing onto paper. They were then allowed to do the unspeakable – tear up their and other larger prepared precious prints – to choose sections which could be collaged into a larger image.