Linoleum Block Prints

Event Info

This two-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday and Sunday, July 30–July 31, from 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 31, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Saturday, July 23, at 11:59pm.


About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Sarah Nicholls.

Students will get an intro to relief printmaking, including transferring images to your block, carving techniques, markmaking, color mixing and layering, ink choices, registration on press, and editioning tips. We will talk about both reductive and multiple block techniques. This class will be taught in person and we will use the Vandercook proof presses in class, but your lino blocks can also be printed by hand at home.

Block printing is the oldest form of printmaking, and is an enduring way to make bold, graphic illustrations. Linoleum makes this process an affordable and approachable medium. We will talk about transferring images to your block, carving techniques, markmaking, color mixing and layering, registration, and editioning tips. We will talk about both reductive and multiple block techniques. Linoleum is an excellent way to bring images and color into your prints. Students will leave with a small edition of prints, and the skills to work on their own at home. No previous experience required.


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org.

Required Materials:

  • Set of lino cutters with handle
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Gloves for cleanup

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.


About Sarah Nicholls

Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time.

Her ongoing projects on climate change, urban ecology, and the history of science and technology include a series of letterpress pamphlets as well as participatory programs like guided urban/nature walks.

Nicholls’ limited edition artist’s books are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, and Stanford, among others.

 


All images courtesy of the instructor. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on June 13 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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