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Art for Positive Impact: Linocut Printmaking for Beginners

  • Charles Coates Studios 4000 Middlefield Road U-4 Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)

Learn to create linocut prints inspired by Milagros

Shapes for Positive Impact:

We will examine the symbolism of traditional Spanish Catholic Milagros, then make our own Linocut Milagros to give and share using the communal process of printmaking.

Learn the process to create meaningful linocut prints, along with tips and tricks to continue making prints at home. From using prompts to design compelling images, safe carving techniques, and printing with hand-pressure. Each intimate studio session has a six seat limit, ensuring that each participant receives all the coaching and guidance they need.

Each participant takes home a workshop-theme portfolio of fine-art prints (with additional prints you can share with family and friends) linocut block, and a comprehensive resource guide complete with printable registration templates.

Charles frequently utilizess the ideas and visual feel of Milagros to create his artwork.

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Learn linocut printmaking wherever you're are

Understand the concept, craft, and the many functions of relief printmaking at home. This introduction to the linocut and western woodcut covers successful image design, carving, and printing using hand pressure. Wether

In Session 1, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design a successful image for linocut printmaking

  • Transfer images to the linoblock

  • Carve your linoblock

In Session 2, you’ll learn how to:

  • Set-up a printing station at home and stay organized (and clean!) during printing

  • Print using hand pressure

  • Mix colors

  • Sign (edition) your prints and store in portfolio sleeve

What You Get:

  • Free resource guide with everything you need to start printing now including materials list, templates, and printable registration guides

  • Free email and messaging in between sessions for questions and advice

I'm ready to learn!
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