In this two-hour workshop, we will be exploring the possibilities of printing vegetables using relief and monotype printmaking techniques. Students will learn to carve a variety of veggies (mostly root vegetables) into text or images for printing. In addition to all of the fun that comes with cutting and printing your veggies, we will also focus our discussion on positive and negative stamps, creating patterns, and the longevity of vegetable printing.
There are a total of 40 spots open in this workshop. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.
Students should have the following:
- Vegetables: potatoes are best but I would encourage you to bring a few vegetables to try out. Other good options are carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and parsnips.
- Ink (relief or block ink is best but most ink will work; I will be using Speedball water-soluble block inks)
- Brayer (I prefer the 4” Speedball brayer)
- Piece of plexiglass or glass to ink on
- X-acto knife or carving tool
- Linoleum carving tool (optional, but extremely helpful! I prefer the Speedball linocut tool)
- Paper and/or cloth to print on
- Sharpie (thinner is better)
- Stamp pad (optional)
- Apron and gloves
- Clean-up supplies
Images courtesy of the instructor.