Narrative Relief Printmaking
Learn advanced techniques of relief linoleum printmaking in this two-day weekend workshop with guest instructor, Ramon Deandra. Deandra, a printmaker, muralist and sculptor, hails from the borderlands of Texas and draws from a rich cultural and family history to create his thought provoking often humorous art. In this workshop he will guide participants through his process of planning, designing and mark marking to create a 2 color narrative linoleum print.
In relief printing, the image is printed from a raised surface which was produced by cutting away non-image areas. This class covers several techniques including multi-plate and reduction printing. Artists will work with non-toxic water based inks and linoleum blocks.
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.
No experience necessary, but at least a basic understanding of relief printmaking recommended
Class dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6
Class time: 10 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $250 + tax
Instructor: Ramon Deanda