In this two-day workshop, students will experience creating a multicolor print from a single block of linoleum. This process involves reducing the block by cutting and printing in sequence. Each color in the edition is printed separately and at once, then cut away from the block before the next layer of color is introduced. The final block is reduced, leaving only the raised surface of the last color printed. The reduction method is economical and also allows for accurate registration (correct alignment of the block and paper with each color layer). This innovative approach to printing in color was popularized by Picasso in a series of linocut prints in the late 1950’s. Students should come to class with a simple 4” x 6” or 4" x 4" landscape or still life sketch.
Instructor Holly Berry of Waldoboro received a BFA in Illustration from RISD in 1979. She has since illustrated several award winning children’s books and shown her linoleum block prints in galleries and exhibits throughout the country. In 2003 she was awarded an Individual Artists Fellowship for Printmaking from the Maine Arts Commission and recently completed a percent for art project for the Medomak Middle School. Berry is a member of The Boston Printmakers and serves on the board of Midcoast Printmakers’s, Inc.
Level: beginner to advanced
Class size: limited to 10 students
Cost: $106 members, $130 nonmembers
Materials: list provided upon registration