Reduction Grid Virtual Workshop via Zoom
February 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
2-PART WORKSHOP | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH + SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH
Come explore the tantalizing risk associated with reduction printmaking in combination with creating a repeat pattern. You will leave with a large format print (if successful!) and some smaller “insurance policy” prints. Reduction printmaking is a process by which the printmaker creates a multi-colored print using a single block. The block is minimally carved for the first layer of color, and then progressively carved for each subsequent layer, eliminating the ability to reprint should there be an error. In this two-part workshop we will design a simple repeat pattern and arrange and print it in a grid pattern on paper and slowly let the complexities emerge as we carve and print details and texture on each layer.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susana McDonnell is the owner of LinoCave, a Boston-based home studio focused on geometric pattern design and block printing on fabric. She holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and is a lifelong artist who has studied and taught many mediums including, but not limited to glassblowing, neon, wood, drawing and watercolor. Despite the fact that block printing is one of the few mediums she has not formally studied, the allure of it inspires her to teach and explore it further every day. She is the co-host of #printersolstice, a prompt-based printmaking campaign that inspires printmakers around the world to create during the winter solstice and is also a Speedball Demo Artist.