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February 2021

Monotype: Shapes, Lines and Colors

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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This workshope explores stencils, stamps, and other ways to create a finished print.  Color mixing and layering will also be explores.

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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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Monotype: Playing with Layers

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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This workshop uses multi layers of color and textures, using viscosity “peanut butter and jelly” technique. Color mixing and extended palette will be shown.

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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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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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