Intro to Block Printing - Workshop with Stacy Tabb
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This is a very special Studio Night! Join us for an evening of printmaking with Lakeland artists Stacy Tabb, and take home a finished relief print at the end of the night! Materials are included and will be provided - all you need is your own finished drawing for your final print. Admission includes instruction, all materials including carving instruments, paper, and ink, and food, beer, and wine! Class size limit is 12.
What is a Linocut? | A linocut is a type of relief print. Relief printing is when a piece of paper is “stamped” with ink from the top surface of the plate. A linocut is similar to a woodcut, but the plate is plyable linoleum instead of wood. Due to the softness of the plate, the surface is easier to carve. When you carve your lino block, the cut-away away area will be left white, and the remaining area will be black (or colored). For reference, you can click here to see a few examples of Stacy's original linocuts.
About Stacy | Stacy is a multidisciplinary artist based in Lakeland, Florida. Stacy's diverse professional background includes design, leatherwork, and printmaking. Her recent solo show "You Are What You Eat" at the Mulberry Cultural Center highlighted a number of Stacy's original linocut prints, including a large 3 x 6-foot relief entitled "You Are What You Eat #21: Blue Whale". The series features multiple species of creatures, each depicted containing their primary food source in place of their scales, feathers, shells, and fur. Stacy's eye for spatial relation creates thoughtful compositions and harmony throughout her work, lending itself expertly to the process of linocut printing. In this beginner's workshop for basic linocut printmaking, Stacy will guide you step by step to create a final relief print of your own. You'll learn how to transfer your drawing to a linocut block, carve the block to create your relief, apply the ink and paper, and finally transfer your print.
This is an introductory course, however, Stacy will also be conducting additional courses in the future. Click here for more information on their upcoming printmaking workshops.
- Lino Workshop Stacy Tabb$75$750$0