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Advanced Relief Block - Reduction Printing


Fridays from 5-8pm: September 6, 13 & 20

Registration Deadline: September 1

In this workshop, students will learn an advanced relief block printing technique called “reduction printing.” Learn how to draw for this unique printing method, advanced carving techniques, and tips to make printing easier. We will use a single block to print several colors and produce some great visual effects with easy registration. 

This class will have three sessions, for printing several colors, from 5 to 8 pm.
Friday Sep 6
Friday Sep 13
Friday Sep 20

Materials Provided: 

  • Linoleum blocks

  • Markers for drawing on blocks

  • Ink

  • Bristol paper

  • Cleaning supplies

Materials Required: 

  • An image to work from; we will be printing in 3 colors

  • Your favorite carving tools

  • Optional: shirts or tote bags, if you’d like to print on them

Additional Info: 

We'll be printing at every class session, so please wear clothing that can get messy. 

About the Instructor:

Brian Walker is a local artist and founding member of GPP who focuses on relief blocks: carving in wood or linoleum to print zombies, monsters and strange critters on paper and shirts. He's been carving since 2006 and travels around the South selling at fan conventions when he's not at Green Pea Press.

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