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Linocut & Monoprint Workshop

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: Alma’s Studio
12045 Berlin-Neukölln (near Weichselplatz, exact address given after registration is complete)

Language: English

Level: Beginners to more experienced.

September 18 – October 23, 2024
– 6x Wednesdays
– 18:30-20:30

Cost: 220€ (inc. VAT)

Materials: All essential Monoprint and Linocut Printmaking materials included in the price. See more details below. 


What to Expect:

Alma will share the Monoprint and Linocut Printmaking techniques and concepts that she uses in her own studio practice, opening the door to your own personal exploration. In this Printmaking Workshop you will learn about the history of different printmaking techniques and how artists have used them throughout different periods. We will then focus on creating collaged imagery through combining the Linocut and Monoprint techniques. You will learn a variety of methods for leaving impressions and traces on paper and building your unique compositions and visual vocabulary through combining these methods. This approach not only brings you the joy of handling different materials and objects but also deepens your understanding of how they interact and complement each other.

Topics Covered:

  • Monoprint with found objects such as grocery mesh-bags, leaves, bubble wraps, aluminum foil, flowers, sandpaper etc. In this process we can also focus on repurposing materials that might otherwise go unused.
  • Linocut Printmaking: Designing, Carving and Printing Linoblocks. Creating imagery through experimenting with negative and positive space
  • Collage elements – found material, magazines/newspapers or own drawings
  • Composition – creating balance with contrasting materials

Materials:

  • Included: The price includes all the essential materials.
  • Recommended to bring: Notebook, paper or specific printmaking ink that you would like to work with. Collect your own additional objects to print from and surfaces to print on (options will be discussed during the first class).

Workshop Level:

Individual instruction makes focused project work possible for those with more experience, or extra guidance for complete beginners.

More resources on the linocut printmaking process and history:


About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the past years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.

www.almasinai.com