Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop – LinoCave
Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop
Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop
Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop

Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop

Regular price
$98.00
Sale price
$98.00

Ages 13-Adult

 

All Levels

**Currently there are no live dates for this workshop, but you may purchase a recording. The Zoom recording will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase from susana@linocave.com .  I offer support via email or Instagram DM for all of my recorded classes.** 

Come explore the tantalizing risk associated with reduction printmaking in combination with creating a repeat pattern. You will leave with a large format print (if successful!) and some smaller “insurance policy” prints. Reduction printmaking is a process by which the printmaker creates a multi-colored print using a single block. The block is minimally carved for the first layer of color, and then progressively carved for each subsequent layer, eliminating the ability to reprint should there be an error. In this two-part workshop we will design a simple repeat pattern and arrange and print it in a grid pattern on paper and slowly let the complexities emerge as we carve and print details and texture on each layer. If you would like to see examples from the Reduction Grid class I taught on Instagram (yup, Instagram) click here.

If you have any questions please email me. Please use an email address and not a phone number when checking out so that I can email you the Zoom link. A Zoom link will be sent from susana@linocave.com either the day before or the day of class.

If the timing of this workshop doesn't work for you I can record it for you and send it to you after I receive it from Zoom. Please register and email me at susana@linocave.com to request that I record it.

If you would like to learn how to transfer onto Speedball Speedy Carve using a laser or inkjet printout and an iron please watch my tutorial here.

Here is a handy Time Zone Converter.

*There is a half-hour meal break in this class.*

 

Supplies Needed (some Amazon affiliate links included):

Designing:

Xerox/Copier Paper 

#2 Pencil

Eraser

Ruler

Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)

Scotch Tape

Carving:

Linoleum Carving Tools (I discuss these more in-depth on my blog)

Soft rubber or vinyl carving matrix or linoleum (also discussed further on my blog)

Sharpie (optional)

Stamp pad (optional)

Xacto knife

Little dish for collecting scraps

Printing:

3 sheets of 22”x30” printmaking paper such as: Rives BFK , Arnhem , or Stonehenge

Relief Printing Ink (preferably one that dries quickly and is water soluble or miscible) such as: Speedball Water Soluble Block Printing Ink 

Soft Rubber Brayer

A smooth, non-porous surface to roll ink out on, such as plexiglass or sheet glass, you can be creative here, a piece of sheet glass from an old frame with taped edges is perfect.

Palette knife or flexible putty knife

Something to apply pressure with: a hard rubber brayer, a baren, an old glass paperweight or doorknob. You can be creative here too.

Cleanup:

Soap and water

Sink (not a fancy one!) or basin

Old toothbrush or other soft-bristled brush

Newspaper/Scrap paper/junk mail