Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
Adult Enrichment / Create -
Linocut is a printmaking technique in which you carve a design into a sheet of linoleum using a variety of specialized tools. Learn how to design, carve and create multiple prints of your image. In this introductory class, you'll learn a bit of the history of linocut printmaking and the possibilities for more advanced applications of this art form.
We will use Block Ready Cut Printing Blocks, which are more versatile and easier to work with.
Class fee includes all supplies.
Vanessa Merry moved to Florence, Italy at the age of eighteen to study the methods of the great masters in painting, drawing, and printmaking at Palazzo Spinelli. From here she continued her education and exploration of the human-figure, still-lifes, and landscapes at Atelier de Chimere in France were she enjoyed Plein-Air painting in the French countryside. She moved back to the United States were she attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Visual Arts and Art History.
She has been actively involve in the Twin Cities art scene for many years. Vanessa Merry has won several awards for her paintings in local galleries. She was the President of the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and is currently on the staff of WARM (Women's Art Resources of MN).
Vanessa currently enjoys creating works of art in many different styles, but finds herself happiest when she is in the classroom teaching others all the skills that she has acquired in her studies.
What our students say:
"It was such a fun class! My creation is ugly but the fun was in the process, so I don't care what it looks like. Wish there were more classes like this!"
"... (Ms. Merry) was one of the best teachers I have ever had for an art related community ed class! Super organized and a great teacher, encouraged and welcomed everyone, never rushed anyone yet got everything in, just perfect!!! "