Using Linocut we can create an astounding range of expression. From contemporary installations to folk traditions, from Picasso’s elegant lines to emphatic Mexican narratives, linocut prints are a fantastic entry into the world of printmaking.
In this workshop we will make lino block prints in a blend of group explorations and individual projects. Students will draw, transfer, carve, ink up and print with both traditional and new materials. Beginners will be guided through the process step-by-step. We discover together the fundamentals of printmaking. The more experienced can get one-on-one attention with problem solving, sharpen skills, and explore new imagery and design possibilities.
The workshop has tips and demos about customizing and streamlining the step-by-step process; drawing, sourcing and transferring the image onto the blocks, increasing facility with hands-on carving, collecting a vocabulary of cuts and cutting strategies. We will learn about inks and inking up blocks, ways to register blocks and paper, and how to use pressure with and without the printing press to pull clean crisp prints. We will experiment with the expressive results given by different kinds of paper and cloth. Techniques for rainbow rolls, blind embossing and multi-coloured jigsaw plates are also demonstrated.
Students can develop and produce prints in multi-image collage, theme linked series and/or single image editions in their own choice of imagery and style, finishing with a collection of prints, experiments and editions, from black and white to as colourful as they can imagine in this generous medium.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
Victoria Edgarr has over 30 years experience as an exhibiting artist and instructor, and is a graduate of Dawson College and Concordia University. She was professionally trained in printmaking at the acclaimed studio of la Guile Graphique in Montreal. Her multi-media art practice is firmly rooted in the conceptual, manual and social aspects of printmaking.Click here to read more about VICTORIA EDGARR