Sundays, July 8, 15, 22, 10am-4pm
Master printer Emmanuel Montoya will lead this three day, all-level workshop. Linoleum relief printing (linocut) follows the same basic principles as woodcut, but in a more accessible and easily carved medium. Because linoleum lacks the grain characteristic of wood, subtler effects and more precise lines can be attained. Linocut is often used as an introduction to relief printing methods. Artists such as Picasso and Matisse, however, were among the first to show that linoleum is a versatile and evocative medium in its own right. Students will work on two linoleum blocks to create their images in traditional relief style. Enrollment is limited to 8 students.
Emmanuel Montoya, a master printer with the wood and linoleum block, has been teaching for over 25 years. He has been practicing his craft in the Bay Area as an artist for over 35 years. The tradition of contemporary Latin American and Mexican printmakers are his inspiration and one of his influences.