I loved the process of making linocuts in my Printmaking and Public Art class last year, but didn’t continue making linocuts because I didn’t have access to a press.
Until now . . .
I’m taking Luminous Linocuts with Katie Gilmartin at Chrysalis Studio in SF. The class started this week and goes for 6 weeks. There are 5 students in the class at varying levels of experience. I’m excited about how much I learned already in one day. And exciting to learn how to work in a studio set up and dedicated to printmaking and have access to high quality tools and materials, including a selection of high quality paper for purchase without going to the art supply store.
For my first print, I chose a simple drawing from my sketchbook, so I could transfer the image to my linoleum , complete the carving, then run a couple prints through the press by the end of the evening.
Here’s the original drawing from my sketchbook.
My linoleum cut for printing.
And printed linocut.