Hand-carved Blocks with Watercolor: Winter Botanicals
Wednesdays, January 24 / 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
and Wednesday, January 31 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hand-colored linocut prints combine the dramatic presence of a linocut with the versatility and vibrant hues of watercolor painting. During the first session of class students will learn will the basics of carving and printing a linocut print by hand. Students will carve into traditional battleship gray linoleum as well as the newer Gomuban carving substrate. An oil-based relief printing ink will be used to create the perfect resist week two, when watercolor and colored pencil techniques will be utilized to brighten up the black and white prints. Students will leave with a set of varied and vibrantly-colored prints.
Instructor: Katherine Case
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels
Supply list: Please bring ideas for one or two 5×7 linocut prints that will be carved on week one and hand-colored on week two. Black and white photocopied or laser printed images can be transferred onto the linoleum blocks. All other materials are provided.