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.
LinoCave workshops are a safe space for all regardless of race, religion, ability, sexual orientation/identity. Discrimination and racism will not be tolerated.
Below are the materials needed for the workshop:
Supplies Needed (some Amazon affiliate links included):
Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)
Stamp pad (optional)
Little dish for collecting scraps
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