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February 2021

Carving Clinic – Virtual Workshop

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ever look at someone’s Insta-perfect carve and wonder how they do it? Let’s spend 90 minutes together on Zoom and practice a few different techniques to improve your carving skills. Bring a design or image transferred onto linoleum, rubber or vinyl, some scraps to practice on and a variety of gouges and we can work together to make your carving dreams come true! Please note: there is no design or printing in this workshop, just carving practice. ABOUT THE ARTIST…

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Printing on Different Fabrics Clinic-Virtual Workshop

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ever wonder why you were able to print something beautifully on one type of fabric and it is grainy and light on another? There is an infuriating answer to that—every fabric prints differently. In this 90 minute workshop we’ll bring our favorite block, inks and brayers, and scraps of different fabrics and work through inking for different fabric types to achieve optimal results on all! Note: there is no design or carving in this class, just practice of inking techniques.…

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Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your pre-carved block, your inks, tools and a fabric item to print and lets spend 90 minutes learning my signature ombré technique, a method of creating a multi-colored print using a single block, brayer and plexi. We will discuss ink ratios and color combinations that work well together. Please note: there is NO carving or designing in this workshop, just printing. ABOUT THE ARTIST Susana McDonnell is the owner of LinoCave, a Boston-based home studio focused on geometric pattern…

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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…

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March 2021

Geometric Design Clinic-Virtual Workshop

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Up your geometric and repeat pattern design game in this two-hour drawing clinic. Bring your pencils, rulers, compasses, and most importantly, erasers and take your patterns to a new level! We will discuss shapes that tesselate, line, curves, secondary patterns and more! Note: there is NO printing in this workshop, just drawing. 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…

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Inking Clinic: Bodacious Blend Rolls-Virtual Workshop

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Struggling with getting that perfect block printed gradient? Uneven inking? Colors not mixing as you’d hoped? There’s a reason for that—they’re not easy! In this 90 minute workshop we will troubleshoot all of the pitfalls and get you blend rolling your way to gradient perfection! 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…

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