Printmaking Without a Press Two Ways, Part II: Linocut (5weeks/Online)
Instructor: Brian Kelley
Tuesdays, 2-5 pm EST
Students interested in printmaking can still work from home without the use of a printmaking press. These two back-to-back classes, taught by two different instructors, show the potential for making sophisticated prints without expensive and space-consuming equipment. Monotype and linocut are both mediums that lend themselves to at-home printmaking, and you will be surprised by the results.
Looking at the exquisite linocut prints produced by Picasso and other artists, the class will discover the versatility of this popular relief printing technique in which images are made by carving into the surface of a soft linoleum block. The course will introduce the basic skills of linocut from designing your image to carving your block and to learning about printmaking inks and papers. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with mark making with the various carving tools, color usage, and the process of reductive printing. In a reductive print the artist develops multiple layers of color from the same block. With each color pass more linoleum is removed from the block. Each color is printed on top of the last, and the entire edition is printed at once. Students will produce a portfolio of single and multi-color prints. Towards the end of the class, other forms of relief printing, such as the collagraph, may be introduced if time allows. A collagraph is a unique and expressive type of print that is made from a dimensional collage created on a printing plate, then sealed, inked, and printed onto another surface. The results are wonderful and the experimental possibilities endless.
This course is suitable for all levels.
Click here to view the description for Part I: Monotype.
Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join Zoom the day before or morning of the start of the class or workshop.
Image: Lee Butler