Join us for a festive celebration in printmaking!! We will get in the holiday spirit by making linocut cuts, holiday cards and enjoying a pint.
Linoleum Printmaking, or Linocut, is a printmaking technique in which a design is cut into the surface of a linoleum block with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel, or gouge, with the uncut areas representing a mirror image of the art to be printed. The linoleum block is then inked with a roller and impressed onto paper. Using these blocks and ink, you can create your very own greeting cards to send out this holiday season.
First, you'll get a demonstration of how to work with the tools and materials used in creating these one-of-a-kind prints. Then, we will test out our new skills on a small tester block. After getting a feel for the tools, we’ll carve up a small linoleum block fit for creating our holiday cards. Samples will be available for inspiration and stencils can be used for you to create unique art – or bring your own designs and ideas! After creating our linocuts, we’ll break out the ink and specialized rollers and get to printing! Each participant can expect to bring home 6 printed cards.
Join us for this special event to tap into your creative side and release your inner artist.