from Fundred Reserve Open Lab...
"Join Jennaway Pearson for a workshop on the process of linoleum printing, where we will create energized graphics related to lead education and the art of the Fundred Project. The prints created during this workshop series will be used as elements for our upcoming engagements in DC in March, including planned visits to representatives on the Hill.
An iconography of engagement has emerged from the Fundred Project, and prints created during the workshop will help encourage lawmakers to see the value of their constituents’ Fundreds and how it represents their quest to be free of lead. Carve your own block, walk away with a print of your own, and leave one for the project. Participants are invited to join us for Hill Day as well.
"Linocut" is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The cut areas can then be pulled from the backing. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller or (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.
Fundred will provide resources including print outs and graphics that can be used to inspire imagery for your prints. Fundred Reserve Open Lab Manager and Curator Dawne Langford will share more about project ideas and upcoming events.
Jennaway Pearson is a Printmaker and Book Artist living and working in Washington, DC. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at American University and George Washington University. Pearson recently worked at Penland School of Art and Crafts, Sarvisberry Studios, Venice Printmaking Studio, and Handprint Workshop International, and is a curator and printer for "Forever", "Relax", and "Borders" portfolios.
This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please register in advance."
Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 PM 6:00 PM