Beginners and near-beginners welcome!
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to design suitable imagery and carve a linoleum block for relief printing. You’ll improve your carving skills and printing skills, getting further experience printing both by hand and on an etching press. We will also talk about multi-block registration and reduction linocut. Participants will have the opportunity to incorporate any or all of these methods into their final editions. Over the course of three weeks, participants will carve and print 2 editions of prints, one one-colour print and one multi-layered reduction print. Basic carving tools, as well as paper to proof and print on will be supplied. Participants are welcome/encouraged to bring their own tools and paper if they have them as well.
Hosted by: Flycatcher Press, a letterpress and printmaking studio in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.
Type of event: Evening class
Instructor: Phoebe Todd-Parrish, printmaker and owner of Flycatcher Press. She is also a printmaking instructor who has taught relief and letterpress printing at OCAD University. You can check out some of Phoebe’s linocut prints here.
Dates: Wednesday, September 14, 21 and 28, 2022.
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm EDT.
Duration of class: 3 weeks (3 sessions).
Required materials: Basic carving tools, as well as paper to proof and print on will be supplied. Participants are welcome/encouraged to bring their own tools and paper if they have them as well.
Location: 161 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6J 3W3
Registration link: Book your spot here.
Covid-19 Policy: In the unfortunate instance that the event must be cancelled due to health concerns or change in provincial Covid-19 policies, a full refund will be issued and participants will be notified immediately. The course needs at least 2 participants to proceed, and the maximum will be 3 or 4 depending on the health and safety protocol at the time.
Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot make the course, please contact Flycatcher Press as soon as possible and they will issue you a refund and make your seat available. If it is within 48 hours of the course’s first date, unfortunately your fee will be non-refundable. If the minimum of students required for the course to take place is not reached, you will be issued a full refund.