In this introduction to the relief process, students learned the basics of this simple but versatile technique by carving, and later printing, a plate made of thin linoleum. Through demonstrations, group critiques and individual consultations, students learned to take advantage of the material’s smooth and even surface by exploring line, positive and negative space, composition and a variety of mark-making options. Students were also taught about reverse-image printing, ghost printing and multi-plate/multi-colour printing.
“Thank you, Maria, for making my first foray into the linocut relief process such a great experience. I found your class accessible, interesting and fun! I look forward to continuing to work in this medium and any future workshops.”
– Mark A., student