STUDIO PRACTICE SERIES: ONE COLOR LINOCUT TECHNIQUE

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: McColl Center
Cost: $325, Igniters receive 15% off (includes supplies)

STUDIO PRACTICE SERIES -

ONE COLOR LINOCUT TECHNIQUE: EXPLORING TEXTURE, VALUE AND CONTRAST

Facilitator: Felicia van Bork  

Training: Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Technical guidance: Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Levels ① ② ③ 

Challenge yourself to create a linoleum print with multiple values of a single color. The dramatic impact of linocut is given depth and interest by using various carving techniques to create tone and texture. Through demonstrations and hands-on experimentation with small test plates, you will learn to carve and print numerous weights of parallel gouges, cross-hatching, stippling, gestural marks, and thin-to-thick lines. The use of barens for applying hand pressure instead of a press will also be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring sketches or source images of possible subjects.    

Instructor – McColl Center lab coordinator and alumna artist Felicia van Bork completed her undergraduate studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and earned her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She is well known for her monotype prints and monotype collages, several of which are currently in the Mint Museum’s traveling exhibition, Under Construction: Collage at the Mint, and in the Museum's permanent collection How to Mine the Past collage.  The artist has been involved with McColl Center’s printmaking lab since 2011, and a winter/spring 2012 artist-in-residence.