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From raw, colorful expressionism to delicate, highly-detailed rendering, the linocut is truly an exciting and vital medium. Over the course of this three-Sunday workshop, we will explore approaches to layout and design that give you the freedom to best express your particular images.
You can focus your approach on directly transferred images or steer away from the drawing with a more expressive “cut and proof” technique. We will have visits from guest linocut artists from Art Explorers who will discuss their individual linocut techniques and experiences.
You will develop confidence with cutting tools and learn hand-printing techniques. We will be working in both monochrome and color reduction cut techniques. All supplies will be provided—just bring in a few images that you’d like to work with (maximum size 14’’x 19”) and a lunch or lunch money. Beginning to advanced. This is a satisfying, inexpensive, and non-toxic art form to take with you to your home studio.
NICHOLAS COLLINS studied sculpture at UCSB and trained in etching and linocut at KALA in Berkeley where he was an artist in residence for two years. For the last two years, Nicholas has been teaching linocut to the incredible group of artists at Art Explorers. His work can be seen locally at the Mendocino Art Center and online at www.nicholascollinsprintmaker.weebly.com.
When: Sundays, September 8, 15, and 22 from 10 to 3.
Where: Art Explorers, 333 N. Franklin St., Fort Bragg, CA
Cost: $150 per student for three day Session (all materials included)
Registration: Call Art Explorers at 707-961-6156 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org