More than just a floor covering! Did you know that linocut has been used in printing for over a century and this technique was originally for making wallpaper?
Printing with linocut is similar to woodcut printmaking but a bit easier to work with (because it has no grain to consider like wood).
In this class, you will learn the entire process spanning designing, carving, inking and printing your own unique design!
This class supports absolute beginners.
What we will cover?
In this class, you will learn:
- How to design and illustrate for printmaking
- All about the history, tools and process of printmaking
- To carve your design into a lino tile
- Learn to print!
At the end of the class you will take home a limited edition print of your own design (signed by the artist of course!).
If you have a particular image in mind, you can bring some photos or preparatory drawings.
No worries if you don’t – we’ll help you work on your design as well!
Who will be teaching?
Emilie (she/her) is a Melbourne based artist and educator, working across media with a focus on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an art resident at Testing Grounds (2020) and the Comic Art Workshop (2021).
Emilie moved from France in 2014 and has been developing her art practice in Melbourne since, exhibiting her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton Gallery. Emilie is also a comic book artist and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in Melbourne.
In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking.
Photo: student works Nov 2022.
Questions about the class or accessibility? Please email Maddy at email@example.com.