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Carving and Layering—Multi-Color Linocut Printing

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Meet Melissa virtually in her beautiful home studio for this interactive class, as you learn to make multi-color linoleum block prints in the comfort of your own home. In this class students will learn how to make dynamic prints using multiple linoleum blocks and layering two or three different colors of ink. Learn strategies for carving, registering (lining up) layers of color, how to plan your multi-color print, and how different colors interact. Be ready to experiment and be playful!

During class sessions Melissa will demonstrate various techniques and tools, answer questions and provide feedback. Students will have time to learn the techniques in class. Between classes students will have time to practice techniques and work on their carvings and prints, and will have access to Melissa’s tips and tricks. Each class meeting will offer an opportunity to review progress and get feedback and support. During the class students should be able to create at least one multi-color block print, and several individual prints of that multi-colored image. After class they will also have skills and confidence to continue carvin, inking, and printing their own colorful block prints at home!

Melissa will keep “Office Hours” in the Google Classroom on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 - 10:30 to be sure she answers any posted questions between classes.

Students will need to prepare one or two sketches or photos before class to use as the basis for their prints. Melissa will share a Pinterest file with students to help students make design decisions and explore illustration styles. 

Please be sure you have all of the required supplies on hand. Melissa has provided a list of supplies with links to online vendors, as well as recommendations for local vendors who are offering curbside pick-up. Once you have acquired the items on the materials list you will be well prepared to make many more beautiful prints in the comfort of your home! These are the very same items that Melissa uses to make her prints!

Following the link below for the class letter:

Class Letter for Carving and Layering—Multi-Color Linocut Printing From Home

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Wed, Fri

Location
Off Campus

Instructor
Melissa West 

 

Notice

Please read:  Students will need to prepare one or two sketches or photos before class to use as the basis for their prints. Melissa will share a Pinterest file with students to help students make design decisions and explore illustration styles.

Please be sure you have all of the required supplies on hand. Please see the Class Letter for the list of required supplies.

Class Letter for Carving and Layering—Multi-Color Linocut Printing From Home

This class is live instruction in the virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your confirmation email, following registration.

First time attending a virtual classroom class?
  • No Zoom account necessary! You’ll be receiving a password-encrypted link to enter your class, which will prompt you to download the Zoom software or join directly from your favorite web browser. Just one click, and you’ll be taken straight to your virtual classroom, no extra log-in required.
  • Want some tips and support? Check out the Zoom “Getting Started” page for technical support.
  • Check in early! Your instructor will “open” the classroom 15 minutes prior to the start time of the class. Students are encouraged to join early, so class can begin on time.
  • Join with your name. All students must be admitted by the instructor, who will be comparing against the class roster. Please enter the name you used at registration to join the Zoom meeting; you may use just your first name and last initial, if you would prefer. Note that if you are logged in to the Zoom software on your computer, your name cannot be changed until you are admitted to the classroom - try logging out if you’re having trouble.
  • Turn on your camera! If you have a webcam, we recommend turning it on so that your teacher and fellow students can see you, and you can see them. Nonverbal feedback is so important to human connection, and makes the virtual classroom feel more like the brick and mortar one. The camera button is the the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Consider your background. If possible, try to keep a neutral space behind you, like a wall or curtain. If you don’t have one available, try out the Virtual Background option to keep your personal space, personal.
  • Mute and Unmute! We’re all navigating the realities of sheltering in place, and your environment may be noisy. It’s good practice to mute your microphone while you’re not speaking - just don’t forget to unmute when you’d like to speak! You can find the mute/unmute button in the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Need to get your teacher’s attention? Use the nonverbal feedback tools to raise your hand! Click on “Participants” on the bottom bar of Zoom to find the “Raise Hand” button.
  • Chat and ask questions. Click on “Chat” on the bottom bar of Zoom to open the chat window. You can type a question into the chat window to get answered later, discuss with your fellow students, or respond to your instructor.
  • Don’t forget to log out! Once class is over, be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely by clicking the “Leave Meeting” button.
Due to the Stay-at-Home orders, the Extension office is closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to extension@cabrillo.edu.

Fee: 

$75.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/27/2020 - 7/31/2020 Weekly - Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Off Campus, Off Campus  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Melissa West