Discovering Printmaking: Relief

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

Required supplies:

  • Soft-Kut rubber blocks

  • Linoleum blocks

  • Optional: Yasutomo Sumi Paper, 50 sheet pad; two sheets printmaking paper, 22” x 30”, 100% rag. E.g., Arches 88, BFK Rives, Somerset

  • Inks, brayers, and cutting tools will be provided.