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April 2021

Carborundum Gel Printing and Mezzotype

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Discover an exciting and innovative approach to carborundum printing with the Akua Carborundum Gel.  Elements of collagraphy and screen printing join together to provide new creative possibilities.  The premixed ready-to-use Carborundum Gel offers a reliable medium that yields fine, sharp details and rich, velvety areas of color.  In this workshop, we will explore addition techniques where Carborundum Gel is applied to the plate with various tools.  We will also practice the reduction technique of carborundum mezzotype, using a screen printing…

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Carving Clinic – Virtual Workshop

April 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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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Geometric Design Clinic-Virtual Workshop

April 11 @ 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: perfect Prints on Every Fabric-Virtual Workshop

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you having trouble acheiving consistent and rich results on fabric? It is probably becuase every fabric prints differently. In this 90-inute workshop we'll bring our favorite block, inks and brayers, and scraps of different fabrics and work thorugh inking for different fabric types to achieve optimal results on all. Note: there is no design or carving in this calss, just practice of inking techniques. ABOUT THE ARTIST Susana McDonnell is the owner of LinoCave, a Boston-based home studio focused…

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Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop ZOOM WORKSHOP

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this three hour virtual workshop via Zoom we will learn the full process of designing, carving and printing on fabric. I will suggest that a tea towel is a great place to start, but a piece of quilting fabric would be just fine too. Any PRE-WASHED fabric item that lays flat and does not have any ruffles, textures or darts will work. We will go through the entire process together and I will teach you all of my favorite…

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May 2021

Exploring Overlapping Patterns with Stamp Pads – Virtual Weekend Workshop

May 1 @ 11:00 am - May 2 @ 2:30 pm

Come join me for this exploration of creating overlapping patterns with simple shapes. The small scale of stamp-making allows for deep analysis of pattern and color without rolling out ink. In this weekend workshop we will create a simple design that will create a secondary pattern when overlapped, carve it into a soft matrix and experiment with stamping it in different ways to create unique secondary patterns with our overlaps. I will provide all of my methods for creating a precise design…

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Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop ZOOM WORKSHOP

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this three hour virtual workshop via Zoom we will learn the full process of designing, carving and printing on fabric. I will suggest that a tea towel is a great place to start, but a piece of quilting fabric would be just fine too. Any PRE-WASHED fabric item that lays flat and does not have any ruffles, textures or darts will work. We will go through the entire process together and I will teach you all of my favorite…

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June 2021

Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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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Inking Clinic: Bodacious Blend Rolls-Virtual Workshop

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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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July 2021

Monotype in Motion: Stop Motion Animation for Artists with Susan Rostow (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)

July 18 - July 24

Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, printmaker or book artist, this online workshop will teach you how to bring your artwork to life through stop motion animation. This individual project-based course is great for the beginner level animator who wants to push their artistic practice to a new dimension. An emphasis will be placed on creating expressive movement with monotype mark making working directly on the printmaking plate. With the unique working properties of printmaking materials and techniques, the making of…

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