Discovering Relief Printmaking (five-day immersive)

Ever wanted to make your own prints? Come learn easy printmaking techniques you can do in your own home. We’ll be exploring relief printmaking, also known as block printing. We’ll start with easy to carve rubber blocks, move on to linoleum blocks, and print our images by hand with thin Asian papers. We’ll also use a table-top Vandercook relief proofing press. Adventurous students can explore 2 & 3 color prints, both hand printed and on the press.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Pull 1 and 2 color prints

  • Describe the range of simple print-making techniques available

  • Handle printmaking paper, mix color, register layers; curate/sign/number an edition of prints

  • Work in the community setting with shared materials and equipment; clean work area and tools

Required supplies:

  • Pencil/pen *

  • Sketchbook/notebook *

  • Yasutomo Sumi Paper, 50 sheet pad

  • Soft-Kut rubber blocks

  • Linoleum blocks

  • The studio fee includes some supplies and the use of studio materials. We will talk about the supply list the first session. Inks, brayers, and cutting tools will be provided.

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.