In this printmaking technique a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block. Through a series of progressive cuttings, inkings, and printings, the image slowly emerges while the actual block is destroyed. A reduction print can therefore never be reprinted.
This beginner printmaking course will teach the basics of Reduction Linocut Printmaking through 3 projects.
Project 1 will familiarize you with the materials used in printmaking.
Project 2 will be black and white, creating an image through carving and printing.
Project 3 will create an original multi-colour, reduction linocut print, an edition of 5. This project can be a greeting card or a wall hung piece of original artwork, the students choice.
All material will be supplied and a small portable press will be used to print our work.
Andrea End’s inspiration comes from sunlight and shadow. Glimpses of water and woods are interpreted through printmaking and gouache watercolour painting.
Being connected to the natural world has positive effects on our mental and physical health. Whether ancient wisdom or modern science, we know that being in the forest, being near, in or on the water is beneficial to our well-being.
Take the time to pause, disconnect and surround yourself with “images to lift your spirits”.
Andrea has participated in numerous juried shows, group shows and solo shows, primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. Her work is featured in the permanent collection of the Richmond Hill Central Public Library and the Town of Richmond Hill. Recently, Andrea taught Linocut Printmaking Workshops at the Burr House Gallery and Tea Room in Richmond Hill during a month long gallery show.
Andrea sits on the Board/Executive Council, and is a member of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists.
Andrea was one of five artists selected to complete a 21 panel mural, the Henderson Bridge Mural Project for the City of Markham in 2013. In 2016 Andrea was selected to complete a mural on the Mill Pond Gallery (Richmond Hill) garage door.
Andrea End is a long time resident of Richmond Hill, Ontario, where she lives with her husband and children. View Andrea’s website at http://www.andreaend.ca/
Registrations are closed for this event.