Rolling ink for printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

Explore traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, while using a large-format printing press and experimenting with soft linoleum relief, intaglio and monoprinting. Students are encouraged to bring source images and inspiration for their work: drawings, sketchbook compositions, photos and found images. 

This course is suitable for all skill levels. All materials will be supplied by the AGO. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Please review the Terms and Conditions of Participation prior to the start of class. 

Participants must be 18 or older. 





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Fridays, - | 6:30 pm - 9:30 am (5 weeks)

Week 1 & 2: Introduction and Linocut. Introduction to course content, materials and the instructors practice. Demonstration on how to use lino carving and printing tools and how to prepare a drawing for a linocut surface. Students will carve using soft linoleum and print using black, white and colour inks. Registration and colour blends will be explored.

Week 3: Monoprint. Working on small sheets of mylar, students will learn the process of making a full colour image that will be printed as a monoprint. We will also prepare for next week's drypoint printmaking by learning how to scratch their images onto aluminum.

Week 4: Intaglio (Drypoint). Students will have the opportunity to print their dry points and make an edition. Registration and wiping of the plates will be explored.

Week 5: Chine Colle. Students will have the opportunity to add colour into their existing or new images through both monotype and the chine colle process.




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