Linocut Relief Printmaking

July 12,13

with Valerie Bridgeman

Learn how to translate your ideas, carve your block, and print your images using the press or by hand. Linocut printmaking is approachable and fun for the beginner as well as satisfying and challenging for experienced printmakers. Learn methods for transferring your images to the block and discover the variety of marks that can be made with your carving tools. Once complete, your block can be printed by hand or by using the press at the Stone School.

Participants will learn how to use the inks and the etching press to achieve good quality prints. Learn how to add layers of interest to your prints by using fine coloured papers (chine colle) overprinting, and combining prints. (97)

Student supplied materials list:

Pencil, eraser, ballpoint pen
Sharpie, medium size
Images that interest you from magazines or your sketchbook
Roll of paper towel
Box of waxed paper
Newsprint pad
Carving tools: These can be as basic as a lino cutter set that comes with a handle and exchangeable blades, a more expensive set of tools from Lee Valley, or a selection of individual tools. Please feel free to contact me for advice if you are buying new tools. They can be costly so it’s good to buy only what you’ll need.

Materials Fee: $20.

Payable to the instructor This includes lino blocks, printmaking paper, and ink.

Duration of the course: 2 days, 9 am – 4 pm.
Student Level: beginner
Maximum Number of participants: 6
Language: English and French
Instructor: Valerie Bridgeman