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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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*There is a half-hour meal break in this class.*
Supplies Needed (some Amazon affiliate links included):
Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)
Stamp pad (optional)
Little dish for collecting scraps
Relief Printing Ink (preferably one that dries quickly and is water soluble or miscible) such as: Speedball Water Soluble Block Printing Ink
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.
Soap and water
Sink (not a fancy one!) or basin
Old toothbrush or other soft-bristled brush
Newspaper/Scrap paper/junk mail