Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be made with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block. In this two-day workshop, you will learn:
How to design an image for reduction printing
How to transfer your design to the linoleum block
• Block cutting techniques
• Tips for effective inking
• Registration methods (how to line up each color so it prints in the right place!)
• Hand-printing techniques
We'll also talk about papers, inks, tools, and the wide variety of applications for relief printmaking. Participants with no previous linocutting experience can create both a small single-color 'sampler' and a two-color reduction image. Participants with previous experience will create a small edition of 3-color reduction prints, and everyone will gain the knowledge and experience to create their own new works at home. $25 materials fee is included in the workshop price.
A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, Sherrie York has an international reputation for lyrical and expressive works on paper. Observation is the core of her practice, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected along the shore or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter. Her work has been presented in national and international exhibitions and is represented in corporate and museum collections.