Uncover the art of linocut in this virtual workshop with artist Norman Spencer. Linocut, or linoprinting, is a printmaking art from in which a design is carved into linoleum, leaving a raised, mirror image. Once inked, paper can be placed and pressed onto the linocut image, creating a print. The linocut you create can be used multiple times to recreate the print.
In this workshop, artist Norman Spencer will provide participants with a basic tutorial on producing a linocut print. Uncover Norman’s own techniques and tips on how to carve a linoleum block, and how to print by hand. You will leave with full knowledge on the creating of a print from start to finish, as well as prints of your own original designs.
Note: This workshop will take place via Zoom. Registrants will receive a Zoom link after registration with login information.
You will need the following supplies:
Fine Point Sharpie
Basic set of Speedball carving tools
Favorite color of Speedball Water-soluble Block printing ink. (water-soluble for easy cleanup)
Baren or a wooden spoon
6×8 inch unmounted linoleum
Printer paper or watercolor paper or sketch pad
3-inch brayer to roll ink
A clean baking sheet for inking.
About the Artist:
Inspired by how nature and architecture interact together, Norman Spencer is a fine at printmaker and visual artist. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Norman works in hand printed wood and linocuts. Norman has been featured in exhibitions such as, Black Before I was Born: A Meditation on Identity at Roots 101 African American Museum, and Sheherazade, located in Old Louisville. Click to find out more about Norman and view/purchase his prints.