Introduction to Linoleum Carving & Printing
September 10th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Grendl Löfkvist
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: September 10th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: September 10th, 2019 10:00 PM
- Sessions: 1
During this beginning linoleum block printing workshop, students will learn how to transfer and carve a simple design into a 3 x 4 linoleum block and print one-color foldover cards on a Cylinder Press. The students will take a 5 x 7 block home which they will print in one or two colors the following week on quality printmaking paper. Suitable for framing.
Materials to Bring: Students are advised to bring their ideas for a simple 3 x 4 design to the first class. The instructor will help students translate their ideas into a linocut. Materials fee includes linoleum, paper, and carving tools.
Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $75.00
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 :: 6:30-10pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Grendl Löfkvist
Grendl Löfkvist is an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches the history of graphic design, book arts, calligraphy, and letterpress printing. She also offers a variety of courses here at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter calligraphy, letterpress printing, and linoleum block printmaking. She is also a core instructor at Type@CooperWest, the West Coast iteration of New York's Cooper Union whose focus is on lettering and type design.
Grendl was a press operator for 13 years at Inkworks Press in Berkeley, a collectively owned, politically progressive offset printing company that just recently closed its doors. She does letterpress and printmaking work under the imprints of Red Star Media/Design and Cloven Hoof Press, and she is currently the President of the American Printing History Association's Northern California Chapter.
Her interests include the study of printing as a subversive “Black Art,” and she is always on the lookout for bizarre, unusual, or macabre print and type lore.
Past Student Reviews:
[What did you like most about the workshop?] “The instructor’s knowledge of the craft as well as the history behind it. She threw in a lot of visuals along with explanations into her presentation, not only that but Grendl has a great sense of humor and feels very approachable. A quality I really value in an instructor as it helps me feel more comfortable to asking questions and opening up.”
“Great instructor- clean environment and very creative- feels like a safe place- knowledgeable and approachable.”
“The class had a great variety, lecture with historical overview, demonstration, and a very informative hands on approach. Grendl is an incredible instructor, I'll have to take more of her classes.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133