Making Multiples: Block Printing

Linda Santana
Saturday, March 10
Native Arts Building/Printmaking Studio

Come learn the basics of linoleum block printing. This workshop will introduce image transfer techniques, carving techniques, printing with and without a press, and editioning. We will use simple carving tools, non-toxic water-based ink and learn about Eastern and Western paper. Participants can take a fine art approach, or use their blocks to print on cards, stickers, or fabric. Participants will also have the option of participating in a group portfolio exchange. This workshop is open to all skill levels from beginners to artists wanting to expand their practice.

Tuition: $75
Lab Fee: $25, includes linoleum blocks, Japanese paper, ink, cards, gloves
Student Materials to bring:

  • Reference Images (photographs, sketchbooks)
  • Drawing tools: pencils, sharpies.
  • Apron
  • Optional: Watercolor and brushes, blank cards, t-shirts

Enrollment limited to 8 students

Printing Drawings: Drypoint Intaglio

Linda Santana
Saturday, April 7
Native Arts Building/Printmaking Studio

Do you ever wish you could alter a drawing? Sometimes drawings feel too precious and irreplaceable, but printing drypoints will allow you to handprint multiples of your original drawings that you can then keep as original pieces, or use to collage, paint on, or experiment with. In this workshop we will be drawing directly onto Plexiglas and using intaglio printmaking techniques to produce a limited edition of your drawings. Since Plexiglas is clear, reference images or sketches can be traced and easily transferred onto the printing plate. Basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

Tuition: $75
Lab Fee: $25, includes plexiglass, Rives BFK paper, ink, gloves
Student Materials to bring:

  • Reference Images (photographs, sketchbooks)
  • Drawing tools: mechanical pencils, sharpies.
  • Apron
  • Exact-o knife
  • Optional: Watercolor and brushes

Enrollment limited to 8 students

Linda Lucía Santana earned her bachelor’s degree in printmaking and anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA in printmaking from the University of North Texas. In 2014 Linda was named one of “13 Young Latina Artists Changing the Contemporary Art Landscape” by the Huffington Post. Recently, she’s been an Artist in Residence at CreArtive Istanbul in Turkey and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Linda is currently the printmaking coordinator at Idyllwild Arts Academy where she teaches printmaking, professional practices, and metalsmithing. www.lindaluciasantana.com


Additional workshops you may be interested in:

Layered Monotype with a Side of Solarplate
Adventures in Woodcut Printmaking

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