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Getting Started with Reduction Linocut with Sherrie York

April 16 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Sherrie York, Long-eared Owl
Sherrie York, Long-eared Owl

Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 4 pm. In-person, downstairs studio of the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus

Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! 

Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block. 

This workshop will cover: 

• How to design an image for reduction printing 

• How to transfer your design to the linoleum block 

• Block cutting techniques 

• Tips for effective inking 

• Registration methods (how to line up each color so it prints in the right place!) 

• Hand-printing techniques

We’ll also talk about papers, inks, tools, and the wide variety of applications for relief printmaking. Participants will create a small edition of 2-color reduction prints and gain the knowledge and experience to create their own new works at home. You can bring your own tools if you have them but all materials are provided in class. If you have ideas for a 2-color (white of paper plus two ink colors) image that measures 5 x 7 inches bring those and/or any images of what you’d like to do.

Observation is the core of instructor Sherrie York’s work, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected on a neighborhood hike or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter. A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, Sherrie always has a sketchbook or journal close at hand, frequently one that she herself made. Her work has been presented in national and international exhibitions and is represented in corporate and museum collections across the United States. See examples of her work at sherrieyork.com.

Cost: $143; $125 members

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Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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