ONSITE: Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
Students will learn how to create a single-color linocut print from start to finish! We will talk about contemporary linocut artists, learn about carving tools and safe handling, determine ways to transfer an image to block, try different carving techniques, and different methods of printing the carved image. Students will leave the class with a broad understanding about linocut printmaking and relief printmaking practices. There will also be an optional print exchange at the end of the course! If students choose to participate in the exchange, they will leave the class with not only an edition of their own prints, but also a print from each participating classmate.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Sophie Smith is passionate about relief printmaking! She was raised in Richmond, Virginia and attended VCU Arts with a BFA focused in Painting + Printmaking and a minor of Craft & Material Studies. Post graduation, Sophie has been busy running her company, Sophie Printmaking. She carves linocut blocks of her hometown and beyond, and has a collection of prints she sells at farmers markets, shops, events all around town.See More Classes By Instructor