Introduction to Relief Printing: Woodcut & Linocut

Introduction to Relief Printing: Woodcut & Linocut

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9.30am - 4.30pm


North Junction St. Campus

Term 3: Summer

2 Jun 2018

Course Staff

Nick Devison Course Tutor

Learn about the bold possibilities of layered colour relief printmaking in this intensive oneday workshop. A relief print is made through a process of removal; cutting an image out of a piece of wood or lino to form the relief block. The remaining uncut surface of the block is then inked, printing the image onto the paper in layers. Coloured layers can be achieved either through the use of separate cut blocks for each colour or by the ‘reduction method’ where one block is overprinted and separate sections are cut for each coloured layer.

The workshop will begin with a presentation highlighting relevant historical and contemporary examples of artists work. This will be followed by a practical, technical demonstration. Students will develop an understanding of the use of printmaking as a means of developing visual ideas and extending visual language.

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