Date/Time: Saturday / November 9 / 10:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $175 + $15 supply fee
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.
107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020
In this beginning printmaking class, learn the multi-step process that will allow you to successfully and consistently produce quality block prints. Experience the beauty and simplicity of ink on paper. Chris will guide you through all of the steps from concept to finished print.
This is a fun, fast-paced class with a goal of giving you as much carving time as possible. There won't be a lot of lecturing here, but an abundance of valuable tips and techniques. It's hands on, right from the start. Chris will explain the basics, and you'll be well on your way to completing a print within the first hour.
If you like, you can choose a design from one of the instructor-provided subjects, or you can bring your own good ideas (photos, etc.) and he will help you simplify them into a workable drawing. Starting with instructor-provided linoleum squares, you will learn how to safely use simple carving tools (v-groove, u-shaped, etc.) to get just the right effect. After inking up your block, you’ll experience the thrill of "pulling the print" - followed closely by many ooh's and ah's! In the end, you will come away with a fun, basic exercise print, and one or more detailed, finished prints.
Chris' prints have won local awards and also received national attention. Last year, while he was demo-ing his print-making process at ARTspot, a Hollywood set designer fell in love with his prints and purchased several. Now Chris' work has been featured on the set of "Criminal Minds"! Come and experience what all the buzz is about, and be assured that you'll be learning from one of the best!
This workshop is for anyone, from the person with no art background, to the seasoned artist looking to explore a new medium. Come join the fun!
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.
Speedball Block Printing Kit
4" Soft Roller
Small tube black water-based printing ink
Sharpie Fine Point
For $15 Supply Fee – instructor will supply paper, e-z cut printing blocks, print barren and block holder.
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.