September 14-15, 2019: Multiple-Color Linoleum Block Printing with Martha Ericson

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September 14-15, 2019: Multiple-Color Linoleum Block Printing with Martha Ericson

from 165.00

Instructor:  Martha Ericson

Skill Level:  All Levels

Online Registration:  Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:00 am Central

Where:  Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago

Supply Fee:  There will be a $10-$20 supply fee payable at the workshop.

Fee: CCC Members $165/non-CCC Members $195

Multiple-Color Linoleum Block Printing

A Two-Day Exploration of the Reduction Technique

Making relief prints using linoleum blocks has always been more forgiving and experimental than older, more precision-oriented techniques.  Picasso famously explored this method, in which a single block is used to print a succession of colors and blends to arrive at a multi-colored image.  Half the fun is in figuring out how to plan your image, as each successive color involves cutting away part of your block. 

The first day, we will design a simple first image of up to 3 colors to get the hang of the idea behind the process.  (I will provide a set of simple choices of image to simplify the process.)  Next, going at your own pace according to your confidence level, you will explore the technique with an image of your own choosing.   (A letter to participants will follow closer to class time detailing the kind of images you will want to choose for maximum success.)  More advanced students, especially those from the introductory class, may want to explore the line options the medium offers, but first-timers can work at their own level. 

Topics we will cover include: 

  • tools and the cuts they make;

  • preparing and designing a block;

  • different papers and choosing ones good for combining calligraphy with images;

  • registering the different colors of your image, and making a home-made jig;

  • oil-based vs. water-based inks.

Click here for Martha Ericson' bio.  Click here for the supply list for this class.

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REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 at 10:00 am Central

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If you are a member and wish to pay by check, please download and complete our Workshop Registration Form. If you are not a member and wish to pay by check, please download and complete our NonMember Workshop Registration FormPlease write your check, payment in full, payable to Chicago Calligraphy Collective, and mail it to: Karen Ness, CCC Workshop Director, 8309 Oakwood Avenue, Munster, IN 46321-1912. For questions email: workshops@chicagocalligraphy.org