Intro to Linocut + Letterpress Printing | July 20 + 27, 2024, 1-4pm

Ladyfingers Letterpress

Saturdays, July 20 + 27, 2024, 1-4pm

Great For:

  • People brand new to printmaking — beginner/non-artist friendly!
  • Printmakers who want a refresher & some printin’ fun on the press
  • Anyone who wants to take a future intermediate workshop with us and access the letterpress to print

The Class

  • Learn about the tools and materials needed for this method of printing
  • Share print inspiration, favorite mark making tools, and provide other materials for printmaking
  • Practice the safe usage of carving tools and how to know when they need sharpening
  • Overview + print demonstration of how to use a letterpress to print
  • Introduction to methods of printing linocut that do not require a press (barren, stamping, and more) that can be used after the workshop at home or in your own studio
  • Create & print an edition of 1 color prints to share with the class & take home! Size of print 6 x 8 inches

Instructors

Nico Wilkinson (they/he) is a poet, teaching artist, and printer based out of Colorado Springs, CO. Their work is a celebration of identity, resilience, and joy, and through their poetry and printing workshops they seek to inspire the joy of creation in others.

They are the organizer of Keep Colorado Springs Queer, an award-winning open mic by and for the queer community of Colorado Springs. In January 2017 he and Idris Goodwin released the book “Inauguration,” winner of the Pikes Peak Arts Council 2017 award for Best Publication, which celebrated resilience in the midst of the current political climate. In summer of 2017 he competed and won Capturing Fire, the national queer slam tournament.

All Supplies Provided: 

  • 3 x 5 inch grey sheet of linoleum 
  • 6 x 8 inch grey sheet of linoleum 
  • proofing paper 
  • assorted printing papers and chipboard
  • Speedball Carving tools (to take home after the workshop)
  • 4 inch soft brayer (to take home after the workshop)

Fees:

  • $125.00 Workshop Fee 

  • $25.00 Supply Fee 


Collections: Ladyfingers Letterpress, Workshops


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