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Linocut: Start to Print

August 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Tuesday – Thursday, August 23-25, 10-5

with T. Klacsmann.

After examining the history and evolution of the linocut, we will create a relief print, taking a linocut block from conception to final printing with a focus on carving discrete objects, animals, figures, or objects that can be “cut out” from the surrounding block.

We will demonstrate how both the carved portion and the remaining block material can be inked and printed together to create a complete composition without masking or registration. We will also cover the safe use, sharpening, and care of tools, a variety of options for image transfer, and block preparation.

Each participant will have up to 9 x 12” of block material available, which can be carved at this size or cropped to a smaller size. Based on each students’ vision, we can then explore options such as: shaping the plate, exploring narrative with the addition of a second shaped plate, and/or printing block to block to create a mirror image block and print. We will discuss ink, paper, and printing options. By the end of the course, each participant will have carved and printed a linocut block, gained an awareness of a variety of strategies for carving relief prints, and explored some of the many possibilities for creating a finishes prints using these versatile blocks.

Limited to 8 participants. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.

Registration includes a materials fee which covers plates, ink and paper. You will be notified if additional tools and supplies are needed.


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August 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am
August 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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