This two-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, from 10:00 am–4:00 pm.
- Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
- Sunday, April 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Saturday, April 1, 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.
- speedball basic carving tool set with blades
- image or idea or drawing to be transferred to a block
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.
The registration fee for this class is $375 tuition plus a $40 materials fee. Looking forward to seeing you soon at Center for Book Arts! If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you if you are selected to receive a scholarship before the start date of the class. To view more information about our current scholarship opportunities, please visit this link. Covid Policy: Masks recommended for in-person classes at CBA.