Discover the image-making, layering and color possibilities of reduction linocut printmaking. Working with simple tools and techniques, as well as exploring the possibilities of color, artists will create an edition of three-color prints over four sessions. Some experience suggested; beginners welcome.
Enrolled artists should supply a pencil and notebook in which to take notes, a roll of paper towels, one Speedball 4” soft rubber brayer, one Speedball Linoleum carving tool with 5 gouges (usually sold as a set), one pad of newsprint approximately 9x12”, and a variety of source imagery (enrolled artists will be notified before the first session regarding source imagery specifications). All additional materials, tools and supplies including plates, paper, ink and access to a variety of printmaking needs will be provided by instructor at a rate of $30/artist, payable via check or cash at the first session.
Dave DiMarchi is a queer multi-disciplinary printmaker and teaching artist working in letterpress, papermaking, silkscreen and book forms. He received his BFA in Printmaking and Books from the University of Delaware and has continued to teach and study across the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area for the past 15 years. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in New Hope, PA working closely with artists to master artmaking techniques and instruction. He is also the owner or 9INHANDPRESS, a pre-press graphic design studio concentrating on unique, hand-built graphics, typography and illustration, and the host of the annual global 9INHANDPRESS International Print Exchange. More information about Dave’s work can be found at www.9inhandpress.com