Cut, Colour, Contrast: Linocut Printmaking

August 8 - August 12


Cut, Colour, Contrast: Linocut Printmaking

Cut, Colour, Contrast: Linocut Printmaking

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.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $00
  • Course Prerequisites: None required
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $765

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

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

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BEFORE June 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

June 1 – July 15: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2023 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER July 15: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2022 program is completely canceled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be given (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.


Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes.

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