Carve, Print, Repeat

Date: 
02/27/2020 4:00 PM
Other Info: 
PROGRAM FULL
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This program is full.

Relief printmaking is the oldest type of printmaking in the world, dating back to the Egyptians in 500 BCE. In this class, you will learn the basic process for making linocuts, relief prints from linoleum. The process involves removing the “whites” of a drawing from a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, or some other material. The image left after carving is raised up “in relief.” Apply ink to the surface of the block, and the image can be printed again and again.  Space is limited; please call if you need to cancel. Limit two seats per person. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


About the artist: Claire Marks is an artist from Akron, Ohio. While studying printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art, she discovered a process of hand-marbling paper with oil paint. Since her early experiments with the medium, she has expanded her practice to include traditional marbling techniques with acrylic paint. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking (Cleveland), Heights Arts (Cleveland Heights), Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center (Canton), and the John F. Seiberling Gallery (Peninsula). Marks teaches private classes in her studio overlooking downtown Akron at Summit Artspace.