Introduction to Relief Printmaking: “Linocut Prints”
Linoleum was a 20th-century development in the art of Relief Printmaking and is used far more than any other material today to create relief printing blocks. In this technique the design to be printed is cut in the same manner as a woodcut. It has many advantages: it is softer than wood to cut, also has no grain or direction, and it is robust enough to allow many hundreds of prints to be taken before it wears down.
In this 4 week class students will learn how to adapt a design for relief printing, transfer the design onto the block, and cut the block with different gouges to create an enriched and balanced relief print.
Students will also learn two different methods of printing: by hand using a wooden spoon on Japanese paper and printing with an etching press using Cotton Paper.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Instructor: Carlos Barberena
13 and older / Bilingual Instruction
Classes start: Tuesday, August 21st
4 Week Class: Aug. 21st & 28th, Sept. 4th & 11th
Plus a FREE Open studio Day Wednesday, Sept. 12th
All Materials Included
Location: Pilsen Outpost, 1637 W. 18th Street, Chicago 60608
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