Yashua Klos explores themes of identity, memory, and African Americans’ relationship to American labor in his multi-media practice. His large-scale works are created from the intricate formation of woodblock prints, representing ideas of Blackness through multi-dimensional, fragmented portraits. He received an MFA from Hunter College. Recent exhibitions include the major solo show Yashua Klos: OUR LABOUR at the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY curated by Tracy L. Adler, and Yashua Klos: OUR LIVING at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME.
Yashua's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 10 - 14, 2024
9 AM - 5 PM
Woodcut and Collage
Explore the process of translating imagery into dynamic mark-making that is intrinsic to the medium of woodblock printmaking and collage. Students combine elements of woodblock printmaking, drawing, cut paper, and other collage materials to produce complex and compelling imagery, and add to their practice with a whole new toolbox of methods and new conceptual approaches to the woodblock medium. While the primary tenets of traditional block printing are covered, printmaking operates as a means to facilitate the student’s concept. Students gain knowledge of the fundamentals of woodblock printmaking—carving, reproduction, registration, inking, etc.—and various collage applications to produce a multilayered surface.