Community Art Classes

Introduction to Relief Printmaking: “Linocut Prints”


Linoleum was a 20th-century development in the art of Relief Printmaking and is

used far more than any other material today to create relief printing blocks. In this

technique the design to be printed is cut in the same manner as a woodcut. It has

many advantages: it is softer than wood to cut, also has no grain or direction, and

it is robust enough to allow many hundreds of prints to be taken before it wears



In this 4 week class students will learn how to adapt a design for relief printing,

transfer the design onto the block, and cut the block with different gouges to

create an enriched and balanced relief print.

Students will also learn two different methods of printing: by hand using a

wooden spoon on Japanese paper and printing with an etching press using

Cotton Paper.



Instructor: Carlos Barberena

Age: 13 and older

Language: Bilingual

Classes starts: Tuesday March 24th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM


4 Week Class: March 24th, 31st, April 7th, 14th. (6:00PM - 9:00PM)

Plus a FREE Open studio Day Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Fee: $200 (Materials Included).