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Carving and Layering—Multi-Color Linocut Printing

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ClassGraphic Linoleum block prints can be bold and dramatic, and adding color can make them sing!  In this class you will learn how to make dynamic prints using multiple linoleum blocks and layering two or three different colors of ink. Among the topics discussed and practiced will be how to plan your multi-color print, strategies for carving, registering (lining up) layers of color, and how different colors interact. This class will provide lots of hands-on time and individual attention as you learn which techniques work for you. Be ready to experiment and be playful!

You will go home with at least one multi-color block print and several individual prints of that multi-colored image. You will also have the skills and confidence to carve, ink, and print your own colorful block prints at home!

Appropriate for students ages 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Please remember to bring your materials fees with you to class.

Experience carving linoleum is helpful, but not essential.

Please wear casual clothing that can get dirty, and bring an apron or smock.

Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Aptos Main Campus

Melissa West 



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Students will need to bring copies of one or two sketches or photos to use as the basis for their prints. It’s important that they be copies, as they will be physically altered in the transfer process. We will be using blocks that are 7"x5", your choice as to vertical or horizontal orientation.

Also, don't forget your $30 materials fee, payable to the instructor in class.
Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/29/2024 - 6/30/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: VAPA 2008 Melissa West