Multiblock Lino Carving & Printing

 Registration is closed for this event

July 1st, 2023 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Patricia Wakida
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $230
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

Students with previous linocut experience will learn about multiblock carving and printing, in which each carved block is inked with a different color.

Together, we will create a design on a 5 x 7" linoleum block for two blocks/two colors, transfer the image onto the blocks and learn about registration so that each color lines up on the finished print. All students will leave with an edition of on quality printmaking paper using a Cylinder Press. 

Students will learn several registration methods on etching presses and for hand printing, and learn how to edition a print run. 

>> Prerequisite: Intro to Linoleum Carving & Printing or other experience carving and printing with lino blocks <<

Materials to Bring: Ideas for a simple 5x7" design; ideally at least two sketches so the instructor can help choose which will work best.

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2023 :: 10am-3pm

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 three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Patricia Wakida (she/her)

I'm a bibliophile, artist and writer with a background in trade publishing. My relations to books are kept tangible and toothsome by running wasabi press, making illustrated letterpress books, broadsides, posters and cards on a Chandler and Price tabletop platen press and a small etching press. My book arts education began with an apprenticeship in Japanese papermaking in Mino, Gifu- prefecture, Japan in 1996, followed by an apprenticeship at the Arts and Crafts Press under linoleum block artist and letterpress printer, Yoshiko Yamamoto, in Berkeley, California. I've also taught linoblock carving and letterpress workshops as a teaching assistant in the book arts program at Mills College, the San Francisco Center for the Book, and ASUC Art Studio. 

Past Student Reviews:

“Great instructor and lots of latitude to work on my own project.”

“Instructor had great energy, very fun, enthusiastic.”

“Experienced instructor, she understood that it was all about the students and what they could learn and make.”

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States