I made it to Romania with my suitcase full of supplies.
In Printmaking Workshop Part I, I talked about the supplies needed for the printmaking/artisan card making workshop. Now I had arrived, and I was ready to teach how to make prints, and had willing and eager participants. I even had some guys in my class, which was a great surprise!
I (and my assistant Barbara Jones) handed out everyone’s aprons (courtesy of Sara Bowyer, Stephanie Sue McDonald Baker, Beckie Sudduth, Maryann Baroody, Anita Davis, Mindy Clark, and Denise Nesbitt), drawing pencils (2b), erasers, pencil sharpeners, transfer pencils (6b), sharpie markers, drawing paper, tracing paper, linoleum blocks, and linoleum cutters.
I instructed participants to draw the outline of the linoleum block and to draw an image inside of the block outline on their drawing paper. For those who were not comfortable drawing, I had some drawings made up that they could trace.
Once they drew their images, they transferred them to tracing paper.
They flipped the drawing on the tracing paper to transfer the pencil marks onto the linoleum block.
Once the image was backwards on the linoleum block, they went over their image using a sharpie marker.
At this point I demonstrated the proper way to cut (away from your hand and yourself at all times). I assisted in cutting.
Once everyone’s blocks were cut, we cleaned up our work space and stored the finished blocks for the next session (the printing).
Photos: Courtesy of Jessica Zimmerman Belote