Advanced Relief Printmaking
Saturday and Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018
Learn advanced techniques of relief printmaking in this two-day weekend workshop with instructor Ren Adams.
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.
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: Saturday and Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018
Class time: 10 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $240 + tax
Instructor: Ren Adams