Printmaking Techniques: Relief Prints

Klara Glosova is a Czech-born visual artist currently based in Seattle. She is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in drawing and painting. Her work intertwines her personal history of growing up in Eastern Europe with her experience as an artist and mother and (above all) a curiosity and playfulness that extends to both concept and materials. Klara is also a founder of NEPO House and is always interested to see what happens when you place the inside out, invite the outside in and generally do things backwards. She was awarded Seattle Magazine’s 2013 Spotlight Award, Seattle Art Museum’s 2014 Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, the New Foundation Fellowship, and was nominated for 2015 Stranger Genius Award.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Soft cut printing blocks
    • 2x 4″x6″
    • 2x 9″x12″
  • Lino cutter set
  • Paper
    • 6x 17″x20 1/2″ sheets of Okawara paper or similar (Kozo, etc.)
    • 12″x18″ pad of newsprint
  • Exacto knife
  • Brushes (suitable for oil based inks)
  • Apron or protective clothing
This class is an introduction to linocut. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique in which artists use tools to carve marks into the surface of a plate. Like woodcut, linocut is a reductive method: the final image is produced by removing negative areas. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. Students will learn how to produce both single color and multi-color prints, for which the process requires breaking down the image into a sequence of steps corresponding to each color. Starting with an idea, a drawing or a photograph, you will learn to analyze and deconstruct images in order to put them back together to produce linocut prints.