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Linocut Printmaking Workshop
Date & Time: July 9, 10am-4pm
Registration Deadline: July 7
In this daylong workshop, participants go through the basics of linocut printmaking step-by-step. We will begin by talking about the specific challenges of drawing for linocut printing. The instructor will have drawings available for students to use, and students may bring their drawings (4″ x 6″) in to use. Learn to transfer the drawings to the block and focus on different carving techniques, learning what some of the various tools available can do. Most of the class will be spent carving on a practice block and the final block. When everyone is ready (or when time runs out!), we will begin the printing process, learning the basics of how to use water-based ink on your block. Each student will print as many times as needed to get at least one good print of their block. Everyone will go home with his or her linocut block and print.
Dana Falconberry is an artist and musician living between Texas and Michigan. After learning to carve and print linoleum blocks from a friend to make her album covers, she fell in love with the art form. About the process, she says, “Printmaking is a dream to me due to its ancient and meditative nature, as well as its ability to convey detail while maintaining its own distinct aesthetic. I am endlessly inspired by the natural and supernatural worlds and the connections between them, and I hope to connect others to these worlds through my prints.” falconberryprints.com
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.
COVID-RELATED UPDATES TO 2021 PROGRAMS AS OF MAY 18, 2021
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 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center 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.