I am SO excited to announce that I'll be teaching a linocut printmaking workshop at Habitat here in Edmonton this month.
If you've never been, it's a sweet little store tucked into the 100-year-old McKenney Building on 104th Street that sells all kinds of hand crafted goods from Edmonton and beyond. I stopped in for the first time while visiting the summertime 104th Street Market and was charmed by the decor and the abundance of creative products.
This two-hour workshop will be a little taster of what's possible with linocut printmaking, and will leave you with at least 5 beautiful cards that you can be proud of. If your creativity needs a kickstart or you're looking for an excuse to get crafty before Christmas, now's your chance! I'll have ready-made designs available for you to use, or you can bring your own.
Here are the details:
Hand-printed Christmas Cards
With the rise in popularity of letterpress and other lo-fi printing technologies, your friends will be impressed when you send them a Christmas card printed with your own two hands. Learn how to carve and print a linoleum block, and create a unique batch of handmade cards to send to all your loved ones.
Date: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Habitat Etc., 10187 104th Street
Cost: $45.00, including materials (not including tax)
If you're not familiar with linocut, it involves turning an image or design into a stamp that you can print with over and over again. You will be guided through the process of carving an image on the block and printing it on blank cards. Learn how you can practice this beautiful art form in your own home, with no art experience or press required.
If you're interested in learning linocut but can't make it to this workshop, sign up for my mailing list (on the right side of the page) to find out when I'm running another one.