Carving a Linocut

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Carving a Linocut

Intro to Carving a Linocut with Matt Dunlop

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Registration Cost: $10
A/P Members get 20% off
CJSW Friends Card holders get 10% off
Or, access the Caring Through Printmaking purchase price of $0 (details below)

Relief printing, or block printing, refers to the oldest and most simplistic of artistic reproduction methods, where an image is carved into a block, inked up, and stamped onto paper—a process that can be repeated over and over again.

In this online demonstration via Zoom, Matt Dunlop will take you through the basics of how to carve a relief print and guide you through a number of techniques that will leave you with the confidence to tackle your own projects.

It is important to develop good technique and working practices when using these tools to avoid injury and to allow the process to be creative and fun. Matt will take you through his home set up and introduce you to each chisel and gauge necessary for completing skilled work, and how to select the appropriate one for the task at hand. He will also demonstrate the differences between lino and woodcut, arm you with a number of cutting methods for different aspects of your design and help you pick out your own set of tools.

This is a great demo for anyone who hasn’t picked up their chisels in a while as well as anyone totally new to the art form. Over the two hours, there will be plenty of time for questions, and you’re encouraged to have your own tools handy if you have some.

About Caring Through Printmaking

We recognize that folks in Calgary and around the world are currently facing very important and impactful global issues.

Now, more than ever, we need ways to make and celebrate art (as professional development, relief, escape, self-care, and as a way to self-express, etc). At the same time, many of us may be financially strained or needing to focus financial resources elsewhere at the moment.

In the spirit of care through printmaking, if you’d like, you can register for this demo free of charge, no questions asked.

To access this rate, simply enter the coupon code CARETHROUGHPRINT when processing your purchase or registration in the checkout.

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