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Online Reduction Printmaking Class

I’m excited to have a follow up to my How to Linocut online course for beginners, it’s an intermediate class all about reduction printmaking! In the class, I walk students through the step-by-step process of making a reduction linocut print. I also show how to make a registration jig. If you want a little background on this printmaking process, check out my reduction printing page.

Example Linocut Print from the  Reduction Printing Course

Example Linocut Print from the Reduction Printing Course

I’ve used the reduction printing technique for many years, making prints like this linocut called Solitude II. Here’s a short trailer for the course.

By the end of this class, through practice, you'll be on your way to creating your own reduction prints. Here’s a kind testimonial from a student in the course:

I really enjoyed this course. The presentation was clear, concise and well thought out. Thank you so much!
— Kathryn, How to Make a Reduction Print Student (2018)

Picasso's Linocuts and His Reduction Linocut Technique

The British Museum in London posted a nice little video about Picasso's linocuts on Facebook this week. It breaks down his reduction linocut technique using one of his most famous lino prints, Still Life under the Lamp. While he is sometimes citied as the originator of the technique, research indicates otherwise. I've written in the past about Picasso and tips on making a reduction print if you're interested.

Art writer Charlotte Mullins takes a look at a set of Picasso linocuts acquired by the British Museum in 2014, with help from Art Fund. The two prints, Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, were both made in 1962, when the artist was 80 years old.

Working on a new VW Vanagon linocut print

Lately, I've been focused on a new linocut print featuring a Volkswagen Vanagon. It's going to be printed as a 16"x20" poster when I'm done.  Here's a sneak peek of the project.

Making a few minor changes to this linoleum block this morning. Hope to print it later this week. #printmaking #linocut #wanderlust
Posted by Boarding All Rows on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A couple new tropical linocut prints

I've finished some new block prints over the last couple months including these two - Kauai and Ocean. Both were inspired by my travels to places like Hawaii, Samoa and the Cook Islands, as well as my son's fascination with ocean creatures. They were printed with oil-based relief ink on my etching press.

Kauai - Linocut Print

For Ocean, I used two blocks, one for the water and another for the fish, which I carved and printed using the reduction technique.

Ocean - Linocut Print