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June 2021

Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop

June 13, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 - July 24, 2021

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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August 2021

Geometric Design Clinic-Virtual Workshop with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

In this two-part workshop with Speedball Artist Susana McDonnell, we will first create a repeat geometric pattern, carve it into a rubber block and then in the second half we will learn the ins and outs of printing it on fabric successfully with saturated impressions as well as a multi-tonal inking technique. Students will leave this workshop with the skills and confidence to be able to print beautifully on fabric.

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October 2021

Monotype Print Workshop with Akua Inks in Iceland!

October 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Íslensk Grafík, Tryggvagata 17
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Contact islenskgrafik@gmail.com or amanda@amandabarrow.net for more details.  The event has been postponed from the original 10/10/20 date due to the pandemic.  Please check back soon for more details!

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Stamp Camp-Six Week Virtual Workshop with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

October 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ages: Teens-Adults Some Previous Block Carving Experience Required Let’s go on a stamping journey together! In this six-week class we will take our stamping to a whole new level. We will explore overlaps, transparencies, multi-part stamps, and stamps that overlap themselves. There will also be carving tutorials designed just for carving perfect stamps. This will be a deep exploration of color and different kinds of geometric patterns. We will meet for six consecutive Sundays from October 17th-November 21st from 11am-12:30pm…

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Geometric Design Clinic with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages Teen-Adult All Levels 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, lines, curves, secondary patterns, and more! Note: there is NO printing in this workshop, just drawing. For more information, follow link or contact (617) 515-7048   ABOUT THE ARTIST Susana McDonnell is the owner of LinoCave, a Boston-based home studio…

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Fabric Block Printing-Virtual Workshop with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ages Teen-Adult All Levels In this three hour virtual workshop 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…

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Inking Clinic: Level-Up with Ombrés and Blend Rolls—Virtual Workshop with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

October 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages Teen-Adult Previous Block Printing Experience Required Bring your pre-carved block, your inks, tools and a fabric item or paper to print and lets spend two hours learning my signature ombré technique, a method of creating a multi-colored print using a single brayer and plexi and about how to achieve successful blend-rolls or gradients. We will discuss ink ratios and color combinations that work well together and troubleshoot pitfalls and problems. For more details, follow the event link or call…

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Carving Clinic—Virtual Workshop with Speedball Demo Artist, Susana McDonnell

October 24, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Carving Clinic Virtual Workshop Ages 13-Adult Some previous block carving experience required Ever look at someone’s Insta-perfect carve and wonder how they do it? Let’s spend 90 minutes together and to talk tools and tool care and practice a few different techniques to improve your carving skills. I will provide you with shapes to transfer onto linoleum, rubber or vinyl and bring a variety of gouges and we can work together to make your carving dreams come true! Note: there…

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