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Linoleum Cut Printmaking


Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Linoleum Cut Printmaking

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Description of Linoleum Block Printing

This workshop will cover the entire process of relief printmaking with linoleum blocks, including carving a small block and printing it by hand. Participants will create their own single color images by carving away negative space on the linoleum block, leaving the areas they wish to print as black intact. Then, much like a stamp, the print is created by applying ink to the high parts of a plate and then pressing it into the paper. Areas where marks have been made and linoleum cut away will not print, and the areas of the block left will create the dark marks. The inked block is then printed by registering a sheet of paper on top and burnishing (rubbing firmly and evenly) the back of the paper with a tool called a baren or even a wooden spoon. A major benefit of this process is that it does not require the use of a press, and thus can be made by anyone working anywhere with a table. Linoleum block prints are particularly well suited to bold, graphic imagery, so participants should bring a simple black and white image to work from, ideally one drawn in a black marker.

Please Note: This workshop will involve the use of sharp cutting tools, and there is some risk of injury. Participants will be taught how to use the tools in a way that will minimize any risk of cutting oneself, but please keep this in mind when deciding whether to take the workshop, especially with younger children. The workshop will be run by Virginia Zimmerman, and staff printers from the Center for ContemporaryThey will demonstrate techniques and assist participants with the printing process.

Class Structure
½ hour demo
2 hours printing
½ hour clean-up
Printmaking Classes to run for Newtown Healing Arts

July 12 – Linoleum cut
August 9 – Collagraph
September 6 – Foam Intaglio

Have questions about Linoleum Cut Printmaking? Contact HealingNewtown

When & Where

Healing Newtown
14 West St, Newtown CT
LOWER Level of Newtown Congregational Church
Newtown, CT 06794

Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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