Saturday, June 10, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: In person, AX Workshop Room
Register online, by phone at (506) 433-8351, or in person at 12 Maple Avenue, Sussex.
Please register by June 2
Bring a drawing to transfer to your lino block. All other materials will be provided.
About the Workshop
Please join us at AX in welcoming Caitlin Wilson as she demonstrates the method of relief printmaking with linocut. Relief printing is the oldest medium of printmaking and is certainly the most accessible printmaking medium. This is an ideal medium for beginners as it is easy to work with, has a low start-up cost, and does not require the use of a printmaking press, making it extremely accessible to those who may be interested in pursuing it after the workshop.
Participants will need a simple drawing created in advance and ready to transfer onto a piece of Speedball Speedy Carve linocut printing medium.The day will begin with a brief summary of the art history and mediums of printmaking, followed by a description of safety protocols for the carving tools. The rest of the morning will be spent preparing and carving the linocut medium. After a lunch break, participants will learn how to print their matrixes to create a group of multiple identical images called an edition. These can be either greeting cards or prints to frame. For the sake of time, the prints will be done in black and white during this workshop.
Each print in an edition is considered an original piece of artwork. Participants will learn the printmakers’ standards of editioning, including how to properly number and sign their prints. At the end of the day, each participant will finish with their very first formal edition of prints.
About the Artist
Caitlin Wilson is a New Brunswick printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University. In 2009, she moved to Moncton to become a member of Atelier Imago printmaking studio. In 2018, Caitlin turned her living room into a studio space and opened Maplewood Studio. Here she teaches art lessons, prepares to host her “Artventures”—art tourism day trips, and designs greeting cards, which she later hand-prints at Atelier Imago. In her free time, Caitlin can be found with her horses Oliver and Oscar, or exploring the wilderness with her sketchbook and her dog Sadie.
To learn more about Caitlin, visit her website.