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.