In this 6 session course, participants learn the fundamentals of creating multiple original works of art using three central printmaking techniques: intaglio, relief, and screenprint. Students will learn to create and print a drypoint edition; four-color reduction relief carving and printing; and screen printing from stencils. At the end of this course participants will display their prints in a gallery exhibition at Cubberley Community Center and have a print exchange. Most materials provided except paper.
Create new imagery and repurpose your existing artwork as multi-color fine-art prints using the Japanese watercolor woodcut. You'll learn how to transfer images to woodblocks, carve using knives and gouges, and print with watercolors on a variety of Japanese papers. This non-toxic process is ideal for the studio and home setting. Although a beginning workshop, artists familiar with printmaking will learn something new in this innovative approach. Expect to make two-three editions of prints throughout this course.
Make one-of-a-kind prints using the Art Center's printing press! By combining drawing, painting, and printmaking, participants in this class will make colorful artworks inspired by nature. As we make our art, we'll talk about and experiment with how colors mix and blend when we layer them together. Children and adults can each make several artworks, so everyone can create for themselves. Note: All family members who are participating must register; one adult per family is required to register.
Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season.
Print gift tags and holiday themed cards using linocut relief printmaking techniques! Linoleum is perfect for creating hand carved original art that can be printed on a variety of papers and fabrics. Carve your own design, or choose from a variety of pre-carved blocks.
- Use a variety of pre-cut holiday theme designs
- Create greeting cards and gift tags
- Print using an etching press and by hand for different effects
- Inks are non-toxic
- All materials included
Time: Saturday, December 5th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $45.00 to carve & print
Location: Cubberley Community Center: 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto Room U-4
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce anyone to the basic concepts of relief printmaking at an affordable cost. Relief printmaking is perfect for creating fine-art prints, or cards. Although a beginning workshop, artists unfamiliar with printmaking will learn something new. People will be able to continue the practice in their own homes. The best prints are the ones you make at the kitchen table!
Price: $210 plus tax.
Features of workshop:
- Six hour workshop with a break for lunch.
- Everyone takes an exchange portfolio of prints created during the workshop.
- The workshop will be a fun and social event.
- Option to purchase a kit containing the tools they use through the workshop.
Skills Achieved during the Workshop:
- Creating an image suitable for relief printmaking
- Transferring images to linoleum
- Carving techniques using linoleum tools on blocks
- Print using water-based inks with a baren and a press
- Option of printing multiple colors
- Students leave with a group portfolio, plus a small edition of their own block.
There will be a bulk materials fee to be split amongst workshop participants that is approx $10 per person.