This is for an upcoming exhibition at Artspeak Gallery, June 13 to 18. The block will be the key layer to a 4-colour screenprint.
Today was all about the linocuts in the Levigator Press studio. Our studio member Jennie was in pulling editions of a few of her Dashing Critters:
You can find Jennie and her lovely work at the Ford City Night Market, starting on May 5! Check out more of her work here: Jennie Nunweiler Art on Instagram
Later we had a new student in printing an edition from her first lino block:
Meanwhile, I was carving away on this:
This student came into the studio and put the last colour on his canoe print:
Last night we had another session of our block printed t-shirts class. A group of friends (two couples and the 12 year old daughter of one of the couples) signed up and took the class together, which is always a fun time! Here are the amazing shirts they designed:
Some progress on our students’ reductive woodcut prints. The campfire image is finished; the difference between the third run (blue) and the final run (black) is subtle, but very much in line with what the student was hoping to achieve. Getting those tiny stars to come through in four runs of printing required perfect registration.
The canoe print has one more run to go before it’s finished. To contain the red colour to just the canoe, our student printed it using a stencil, cheating the reductive method to make that part of the print pop.
The staff for Up The Mesh Count have been in the studio printing up covers for the project zine. Here they are all chilling in the drying rack after a long day of printing. They look pretty rad, and they glow in the dark!
Up The Mesh Count is funded by Ontario Arts Council and the City of Windsor Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Find out more about the project here: Up The Mesh Count Facebook page
These fun 5-colour bicycle screenprints are new in the shop in four different versions. It’s a very limited run, so come grab one soon!
Last night’s students printing their first and second colours:
We had so much fun in this class. The students hand stamped designs on their shirts using woodblocks, linoleum blocks, rubber stamps, wood type, and letterpress ornaments. Have a look at their amazing shirts:
Today we printed up some sample t-shirts for our upcoming t-shirt printing workshop, using a limited colour palette and small hand carved linoleum blocks. I did the triangles design on the white shirt, and my co-op student Aiyana did the blue shirt with the fun bird character.