(with Artist, Necole Witcher)
Saturday, October 26th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate the darkening part of the year by carving and printing a linocut. A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge. The raised areas are then inked and pressed to paper to create a print.
In this class, students can work off various 18th century woodcut designs (such as the one shown here of two witches meeting on the road with a strange beast by their side) or create their own seasonal picture. The class will be given steps and safety procedures on carving and printing their blocks to create multiple prints of their finished artwork.
All tools provided including cider, carving tools, linoblocks, ink, paper as well as the Poco Press in the Roycroft Print Shop. Carving takes some endurance and uses sharp tools and is therefore appropriate for ages 16 and up. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic please) especially if they are Halloween-themed. The class can take up to 10 students to ensure everyone has time for using the printing press.
From curating to modeling to painting, Necole Witcher has been involved in the art business since 2007. She has a background in watercolor, art history and botany. Necole currently works at the Illumination Studio and Press Room in the Roycroft Print Shop and continues to promote and educate people in this age-old art form. It makes her day if her work inspires or pushes at the edges of reality.
Class Tuition: $35 + $5 Supplies = $40
Registration is required and seating is limited.
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.