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 an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), 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), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).
Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton
In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France. 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 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.
Photo: student works Nov 2022.
Questions about the class or accessibility? Please email Maddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.