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Linoleum Block Printing: Transfer, Carve, and Print (ONLINE)

This class will serve as an introduction to relief carving and hand printing. During this three-session workshop, students will learn how to transfer and image to a block, carve the image in relief, and finally print their block by hand in the final class session. Linoleum block printing (linocut) is a similar process to carving woodblocks, and gives imagery the same graphic punch. However, it is a more accessible and easily carved medium. During our final class, we will print on paper, and students will also be welcome to experiment with printing on alternative substrates, such as fabric, decorative papers, envelopes, and whatever else they may be curious to try.  Students should come prepared to the first session with a drawing measuring 4×5 inches to transfer to their block and carve. * Please note: Students will be using linoleum cutters to carve into linoleum blocks. Instructor will review the safe handling of this tool.

Class 1- Students will learn how to transfer and image to a block
Class 2- Carve the image in relief
Class 3- Finally print their block by hand on paper or other substrates

Class materials are included with tuition. 
Curbside Pickup & Shipping Information

Schedule: Wednesdays, 4-6 pm (2 hrs)
Session Dates: April 14, 21, 28

Tuition $180 

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Grades 6-12

  • Tuition: $180
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Michelle Wilson
  • 3 Classes
  • Wednesday, Saturday, April 14, 2021 — April 28, 2021
  • 4:00 PM PST — 6:00 PM PST
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Michelle Wilson is a papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. Her artworks are in various collections, including Yale University (New Haven, CT), the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), and the Mediatheque Andre Malraux (Strasbourg, France). She is a past Artist-in-Residence at the David and Julia White Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, in Banner, Wyoming, and the San Francisco Center for the Book. Grants she has received include a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Streaming Grant, and an Artist-Investigator Grant from San Francisco’s Triangle Arts Lab. In 2007, she was awarded the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. Creative Capital designated her as an “On Our Radar” artist in 2015. In addition, she is a past hand-papermaking advisor to Signa-Haiti, a non-governmental organization developing a sustainable and bio-dynamic economy in Haiti. Wilson’s imprint is Rocinante Press. A former longtime resident of Philadelphia, Wilson now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.