About the Course
Layering colours in print is easier than you think! In this course you will learn how to carve your linocut and print it by hand or with a press. We will explore several ways to create prints with more than one colour. From simple to detailed, using single or multiple lino blocks, you will discover the power of turning a design into multicolour print. You will even have the opportunity to turn your print into a folded or constructed three dimensional paper object.
In this course, participants will discover the full power and joy of relief printing. They will learn how to cut their designs in linoleum and print them by hand or with a small press. We will explore the use of colours in print; how to apply rainbow colours and several strategies to layer different colours on top of each other in one print. There will be ample opportunity to learn the versatile marks linocut tools can make. These marks render even very simple designs into sophisticated prints. At the end of the course each participant should have the knowledge to continue relief printing at home. Information on different types of supplies and where to buy them will be shared.
The power of printing lies in the ability of creating multiples, which means that linocuts can be expanded into multi-colour prints or printed multiple times on any surface to make your own wallpaper. Eveline has applied linocut on flat layouts of three dimensional shapes and constructed them into paper objects that can be rotated by hand. She will share how to make your own rotating kaleidocycle. The course will not cover woodcut, as it would involve additional specific, sharp woodcut tools. However, participants who already own these tools and would like to apply woodcut are encouraged to bring them along and they will be accommodated. Eveline usually encourages experimentation is willing to guide original ideas from each participant to successful completion.
Eveline Kolijn is a Dutch-Canadian artist living in Calgary, whose interest in the biological sciences and concern for the environment is expressed through printmaking and sculptural installations from found materials. An international childhood and Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, nurtured Eveline's interest in the diversity of human culture and nature. After immigrating with her family to Canada, she earned a BFA in print-media from the Alberta College of Art + Design.
In the past 20 years, Eveline has developed her full-time visual arts career through local and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. She has served on many non-profit arts organizations boards and is currently vice-president of Alberta Printmakers. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. Last year, she exhibited and presented at an international printmaking conference in Spain. She started making linocuts since she was 11 years old and never stopped. She has taught in schools and given many workshops and masterclasses in all techniques of printmaking. Currently, she is a printmedia instructor at the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada. She is also a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab.
This course requires no prior training or knowledge. Participants are expected to create and draw their own designs. For people with somewhat challenged drawing skills, there are many available strategies to render very basic designs into artistic and satisfying results. Students have to expect that they will be handling linocut carving tools. Manual dexterity is not necessary, but will be an asset. Students are encouraged to bring pre-conceived designs and photo’s with them, but can also roam the surrounding forest to be inspired by shapes and patterns they will find there.
What You Need To Bring
Everything you need to complete this course is supplied. You are welcome to bring your own tools and materials if you have them. Please remember to pack appropriate clothing and bug spray!
What Is Provided
Evelyn will provide all the materials you will need for this course - the materials fee is $50.