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Intro to Linocut Printmaking Workshop

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Come learn to carve and make print editions with us
  • Taught by local artist Taylor DiFonzo, this workshop will meet for one 5-hour session with a lunch break
  • For adults, ages 18+
  • All materials provided
  • Great for beginners with no prior experience, experienced artists wishing to refresh their skills, and anyone who enjoys a fun project
More info below ▼

What a relief!

Have you ever wanted to make a series of two-color prints? This beginner-friendly class will provide students with an introductory knowledge of relief printing with linoleum blocks.

We will cover how to prepare a linoleum block for carving, how to transfer drawings to linoleum, how to carve linoleum, easy methods for executing multi-block prints, how to register prints for clean results, and how to edition your beautiful creations! Each student will leave with a stack of two-color prints and a rad new skill that can be adapted to all types of projects from greeting cards to t-shirts.

Age

This class is for adults, ages 18 and up.

Class Size

Enjoy ample space and personal attention; this class is limited to a maximum of eight students.

Experience Level

We welcome all students into our classrooms, but it's usually best (and most enjoyable) for you to choose a class designed for your goals, experience level, and skillset. This class is great for Level 1 (Fun Lover), Level 2 (Beginner), Level 3 (Apprentice), and Level 4 (Intermediate) students.

 

Fall 2021 Schedule:

This class meets for one 5-hour session on Sunday, September 26th from 10:00am - 3:00pm (with a one-hour lunch break).

Itinerary:

10am - 11am:

  • Introduction to linocut
  • Draw print designs

11am - 12pm:

  • Transferring demonstration
  • Transfer designs to linoleum blocks
  • Carving demonstration
  • Begin carving

12pm - 1pm:

  • Instructor will not be present in classroom
  • Students may leave to get lunch or continue carving in classroom

1pm - 2pm:

  • Inking, printing, registration, and editioning demonstration
  • Students may begin printing as soon as they are finished carving

2pm - 3pm:

  • A whole lotta printing and editioning
  • Clean up

 

We take your health and safety seriously
  • All of our teachers and staff members are fully vaccinated and practice social distancing daily.
  • Our classrooms are disinfected between classes, and we require that masks are worn by everyone while inside the shop.
  • If you forget your mask, don't worry, we are happy to provide one to you.
Re-Scheduling your class to ensure Covid-19 Safety:

These are difficult times, and we don't want anyone who has developed symptoms of Covid-19 to put others at risk. We implore you to stay home if you feel that you may have contracted Covid. As such, we are waiving our normal cancellation policy described below.

If you need to stay home during one or more of your scheduled classes, we will make sure that you are offered options for make-up classes, no matter how short notice. Make-up classes are subject to availability, but we'll find something for you to enjoy once you have tested negative and are ready to return to class.

 

Taylor DiFonzo

Taylor DiFonzo (she/they) is a printmaker and teacher from Atlanta. They graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Book Arts with a minor in Art History. Now Taylor is making art, currently focusing on linocut, etching, and bookbinding, and teaching in Athens, GA.

Check out some of Taylor’s work here:
http://www.taylordifonzo.com

And here:
http://www.instagram.com/lilsprinkledonut

 

Where to find us

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing. For more details and parking information, click here.

127 N Jackson St
Athens, GA 30601

 

All materials are provided
  • When you arrive to class, you'll receive a welcome kit with all the supplies you'll need.
  • Some of these materials will be yours to keep, while others will be shared among the group.

PSST: We give out the good stuff! Better materials make your practice more enjoyable, and that's what we want. No crappy supplies around here!

 

If you cannot attend your scheduled class, just let us know!
  • If you let us know at least 7 days before your class begins, we can cancel your registration and issue a full refund to your original form of payment or refund you with store credit.
  • If you cancel your class with between 3-7 days notice, then we cannot issue a refund. However, we are happy to allow you to attend a make-up class in the future as space allows.
  • If you cancel a class with less than 72 hours notice, then we cannot issue a refund nor provide a make-up class.
Special Provisions for Covid-19 Safety:

These are difficult times, and we don't want anyone who has developed symptoms of Covid-19 to put others at risk. We implore you to stay home if you feel that you may have contracted Covid. As such, we are waiving our normal cancellation policy described above.

If you need to stay home during one or more of your scheduled classes, we will make sure that you are offered options for make-up classes, no matter how short notice. Make-up classes are subject to availability, but we'll find something for you to enjoy once you have tested negative and are ready to return to class.

 

Reserve your spot

Many of our classes sell-out, so we encourage you to register early. To register, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!

hello@kaartist.com
1-706-850-1224

Interested in more?

To browse all classes with Taylor DiFonzo, click here.

To browse our other classes for adults (18+), click here.

To browse our classes for teens (13-17), click here.

To browse our classes for pre-teens (10-12), click here.

 

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