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Explorations into Relief Printmaking and Monotype

Date and Time: May 22 @ 10am-4pm (one hour lunch break)
Registration Deadline: May 21 @ 12pm

Format: In-person (outdoor heated shelter with access to bathrooms)

Discover how an ordinary drawing can become something extraordinary! Explore the process of taking an image and transforming it into a fantastic linocut. Students will learn how to use the tools, experiment with mark-making, roll ink, and print by hand.

In the second half of the workshop, we will learn how to create monotype backgrounds using color, textures, and stencils. The linocut will then be printed on top of the monotype. For example, a student might create a linocut bird and then experiment with a monotype to create a playful sky of land background the combination of these two printmaking methods results in unique, experimental, one-of-a-kind prints.

Cindi Ford received her BA from Michigan State University. In 2006 Ford received her MFA in printmaking at Kendall School of Art and Design and was awarded a fellowship scholarship. Many competitions throughout Michigan have recognized her work. Ford has also won numerous rewards at the local, national and international levels. Her work has been included in shows in Michigan, Indiana, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Japan, and South Korea. Recently she was accepted into The Society of Graphic Artists in New York. Cindi was an adjunct professor at Kendall School of Art and Design! In 2017 she moved to her cottage on the Torch Lake Bayou to pursue a full-time career as an artist.


Linoleum, linocut tools, water-based ink, pencils, and paper will be provided. Bring drawings, photographs of subject matter you are interested in: landscape, plants, flowers, the figure, abstract designs, etc. The instructor will help transfer your idea to the linoleum and also teach you how to use the tools.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.

Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.


To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2021 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 10 persons or less for outdoor programs and six or less for indoor programs.
  • All students and staff must wear face coverings inside the center and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated by June 15, 2021.


May 22, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Cindi Ford
Beginner / Intermediate
In Person

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