Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4
Learn the technique of relief printmaking in this two-day weekend workshop with instructor Mike Kimball.
All aspects of non-toxic linocut relief printmaking are covered: from tools, techniques, and printing to final presentation. In this class students from beginner to advanced will
complete a small edition of prints made from their own carved linoleum block.
In relief printing, the surface of linoleum creates the image, rather than the areas below the surface (as is the case with etching). The artist carves out their image using gouges and proceeds to roll ink onto the uncarved surface. Paper is laid over the block and the image is transferred using the pressure of a press or hand printed with a barin.
Relief was used as early as 500BC in Egypt to print patterns on fabric. Printing on paper did not come to Europe until the production of paper, around 1390. Basic relief printing was the basis for the Guttenberg press.
Class dates: November 3 & 4
Class time: 10 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $240 + tax, includes most printing materials
Instructor: Mike Kimball