The key to a great linocut print starts with design
This workshop focus is on how shapes can describe light and shadow. We will begin by exploring the compositional choices behind Vallotton’s 19th Century woodcut prints, then using our discoveries, create three types of compositions ready to transfer to a linoleum block or woodblock.
If you want to learn how to simplify your images, or never worry about “working in reverse” when planning a linocut, this workshop is for you!
In this workshop we will:
study and reverse-engineer Felix Vallotton’s compositions for surprising results
use multiple sources for inspiration such as drawings and photographs
create three bold layouts with an emphasis on light and shadow
As a result of this workshop, you will know how to:
modify the tone and feel of any drawing
employ efficient strategies for creating color flats for lino blocks including quick measuring, cutting and pasting, and on-the-fly image correcting
conquer the dreaded “how do I do this in reverse” feeling when planning your print
creating an image flat for ready-for- transfer onto a lino block or woodblock
Participants take home:
three images they create, ready to transfer to a lino block or woodblock
resource guide with printable images and guides
All for $85!
When, Where, Parking, and food
Cuberley Community Center (U-4). 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, 94303
Thursday, August 15th, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Parking lots available on both sides of Community Center. Small lot (view from Middlefield Rd) just before Piazza is closest.
Snacks are welcome and available at Piazza, next door.