Relief Printing and Bookbinding: Transforming Two Dimensions
Thursdays, January 21 – March 3* / 5:30 – 8:30 pm
NOTE: Class does not meet on January 28
Learn the basics of bookbinding and relief printing in this fun, fast-paced class. Create several different types of handmade books—a non-adhesive journal with a long wraparound cover, an artists’ sketchbook and a hardcover book. These book structures will feature covers and interior pages with handprinted patterning and original linoleum cuts created in class. We will print from linoleum, monoprinting plates and “Easy Carve,” creating hand carved patterns that can easily be transferred to book covers and pages for dramatic effect. Katherine will also introduce image generation short cuts that use transfers and other techniques. Finally, everyone will design and carve their own small signature image, or “chop” to use on their original prints and books. You’ll come away from this class overflowing with ideas for printmaking and bookbinding projects! Because it covers unique book structures, this class can taken as a companion to A-Z Bookbinding, or on it’s own.
Supply List: Pencil, ruler, Xacto knife, bone folder, doublestick tape, bookbinding awl, Speedball lino cutter or similar tool, Speedball “Easy Carve” block at least 2″x2″ in size.
Additional Supply: Please bring black and white images (to transfer or draw from). First block will be 4 1/2 x 4 1/2″
Optional: Collage materials, specialty papers, rubber stamps and pads
Instructor: Katherine Case
Level: Adults (15+) / All levels