So last sunday, one of our members Stephen Wiggins had the esteemed honor of teaching two gifted students the art of linoleum cut relief printing. He showed them how to sketch, trasnsfer and trace their pencil line drawings onto the block. Then begin to cut the images and print them onto a shirt and a hoodie. It was quite a rewarding teaching opportunity for Stephen and the students walked away with some amazing artwork! Here are some pictures of their work and some process shots! If you or your group is interested in booking the Bluegrass Printmakers' Cooperative for your outing and would like to learn printmaking send us an email for more information for rates, prices and dates available for printing in our studio!
First the pencil drawing is transferred onto the linocut block using carbon paper.
Then it is traced using a sharpie.
This is a blank piece of linoleum.
This is how the block looks once it traced from the carbon paper to the linoleum block.
Happy students Mariah and Lauren showing their fine work off.
A process shot of Lauren's block.