Lino-cut Print-Making: Step 1 and/or Step 2 w/ Chris Minor
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Lino-cut Print-making: Step 1 and/or Step 2
w/ Chris Minor

Date/Time:
Step 1 - Saturday / Sept 23 / 10:30-4:30 pm
Step 2 - Sunday / Sept 24 / 10:30-4:30 pm 

Cost: $150 for each class or Sign up for both - $250 (Save $50!) plus $15 (a one-time 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

Description:

Step 1 – Printmaking Basics

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 the steps from concept to finished print –designing, carving, inking and printing your creation.

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.

You can choose a design from one of the instructor-provided subjects, or you can bring your own good ideas (photos, etc.). Chris 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.

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!

Step 2 - Going beyond the Basics

This is a continuation of the 'Step 1' class. If you’ve taken this workshop as a 1-day class in the past, then you’ve had “Step 1” and are ready for Step 2. You can sign up just for Sunday, or take the 2-day class to get a refresher.

In Step 2, you'll learn more about composition, shading, perspective and transferring. The focus will be on creating a single 6X9" print. You'll be carving on a linoleum block this time instead of the e-z cut material, so be sure and eat your "Wheaties".

We'll also be using oil-based ink for the final print and you'll see why I prefer it. Another cool thing we'll be doing is learning the basics of printing with an etching press and you'll have the opportunity to use one. Says Chris, “This class is gonna be way too much fun!”

Supply List:

For $15 one-time Supply Fee – instructor will supply paper, e-z cut printing blocks, print barren and block holder

For Step 1

  • Basic drawing tools: pencil, eraser, strait edge
  • Sharpie - fine and regular tip
  • 4" soft roller
  • Handle w/cutters (Speedball or comparable)
  • Printing ink: small tube black water based

OR

  • Speedball Block Printing Starter Kit (recommended)

For Step 2

In addition to the above items:

  • At least one 6x9" sketch
  • Bench hook