Reduction Lino Block Workshop with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print
Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2017 10am to 4pm
Reduction method is a printmaking technique when a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block, cutting away more and more of the image in between the printing of each colour/layer. Each layer necessarily fits inside the layer before it. The block is destroyed in the process and a true reprint can never be done.
Over 2 days you will learn the process of conceiving and executing a reduction print, and make your own on a tabletop proof press. Using mounted lino blocks, you will carve a two-layer reduction image. We will print them on scored cardstock so that you will have a 5×7 greeting card to take away. Type high linoblock and paper will be provided for a small cost.
Laura MacDonald is the owner/operator of Deep Hollow Print, an award-winning letterpress printshop in Kentville, NS. She prints cards and posters on her Vandercook cylinder press using original carvings and antique wood type.
Workshop Fee:$150 members, $160 non-members (cash, e-transfer or cheque payable to EGPC upon registration)
Materials fee: $ 10 (includes lino block, inks, paper) Payable to instructor. Participants should bring their own lino-carving tool.
The workshop is being held at Elephant Grass Print Collective, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove, NS. Contact us to register or for more info.
Our Members Greet and Meet has been postponed until Sunday Jan. 15, 1pm to 3pm because of a pending winter storm.
Interested in joining but don’t have a background in printmaking? Don’t let it hold you back from becoming a member in 2017. Sharing skills and learning from each other is one of the best membership benefit EGPC has to offer. If you cannot come to the meeting next week and had questions about membership or training, please email us this week.
Our oldest press, a currency press from 1830, has moved on to a new life with printmaker Maria Doering. Under utilized at EGPC due mainly to many members lacking the strength required to turn the wheel, we felt the press could be a better fit for the right printshop. Right now, Star is keeping a litho press named Germaine company in storage until Maria opens a printmaking studio in Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia.
These type of presses were used to print copper engravings of bank notes, legal documents, even postage stamps. William Blake hand printed his illuminated books on a similar star-wheeled rolling press. You can see a British Library video about that topic here .
The hole left in EGPC’s studio has quickly been filled with another more modern etching on loan from member Bonnie Baker. Once we have gotten over our annual fundraising activities, we will have time to update website with pictures of the reconfigured space. Meanwhile we will miss decking Star out with her lights at the holidays.
… fold and collate 27 sets. EGPC members gathered at the shop to build presentation folders and put the finishing touches on the Water 2015 Box set. With so many hands we made fast work of it. Consensus among those present is that this is our best set yet (we say that every year). Still the 8 prints in the package make for an impressive show.
collating and stacking 27 sets of 8 prints takes teamwork
measure and check again
cutting 27 presentation folders by hand takes patience
Thank you to contributing printmakers Shela Breau, Micheline Gushue, Dyan Hatanaka, Janet Larkman, Ted Lind , Janel Warmington, Bonnie Baker and our guest artist Laura MacDonald Deep Hollow Print
For a peak at the 8 prints included, visit our previous post.