Course Description

Using simple tools and materials, this class demonstrates the amazing range of printmaking possibilities. Students work with rubber blocks and carving tools to generate three types of impressions: a stenciled print, a cut relief stamped print, and a plaster cast. From these impressions students produce a multitude of dynamic prints. Students work with master artist and teacher Jeffrey Mitchell and seek out inspiration from other artists, both famous and anonymous, from fine art to folk art.


Students will need:
  • Speedball cutting tools or other woodcutting tools
  • Paper or Sketchbooks for design Ideas
  • At least 6 sheets of Rag or rice paper 11 x 15 or 2 -22 x 30 sheets
  • Grey linoleum 6 X 8 NOT mounted on a board
  • Ideas for images- a sketch ready to transfer onto the linoleum
  • Tracing paper
  • Barren or wooden spoon
  • Piece of corrugated cardboard or mat board at least 12” x 16”
Frye will supply:
  • Inks (black, white and three primary colors)
  • (students need to supply specialty colors they might want to work with)
  • Aprons
  • Gloves
  • Newsprint
  • Pencils
  • Brayers
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