with Patrick J. Reed
This workshop offers an introduction to the linocut printmaking technique. During the first evening class on Thursday, there will be an overview of the Linocut Technique and we will look at historical and contemporary examples. Patrick will give instructions on how to create a design that will be carved into the block so that there is some time to gather ideas before the next class. On Saturday, we will be ready to start carving. Over the course of an intensive weekend, we will design and carve a linoleum block, create a small edition, learn printmaking tricks-of-the-trade, and become familiar with the history of this versatile and efficient technique. Each class will include step-by-step instructions for how to develop projects, as well as individual consultation with participants as they craft their own designs.
Known for its strong graphic presence and its ability to translate fine detail, linocut is beloved for being an accessible printmaking technique that does not require a lot of special equipment. First used extensively by the German Expressionist group Die Brücke in the early 20th century, linocut quickly became a popular and widespread practice among artist and designers. Further championed by the likes of Picasso and Matisse, this method of image making is now considered a staple among the arts of printmaking.
Perfect for beginners and print enthusiasts already familiar with linocut and woodcut.
March 1 - March 4, 2018
March 1 (Thursday) from 6-9 pm
March 3 (Saturday) from 11-5 pm, includes lunch break
March 4 (Sunday) from 11-4 pm, includes lunch break
Location: Berlin Drawing Room
Cost: 140 Euros (includes one lino block, all paper, ink and printmaking supplies)