Archives for “printmaking”

Reductive woodcut prints 

One of our studio members was in today putting the fourth and final layer on her reductive woodcut! This started out with the yellow, then red, then a pale green that appears bronze on top of the red, and an opaque teal to finish it off. They look even better in person!

Reductive woodcut 

One of our studio members was here today putting the third colour on her woodcut prints. One more layer to go!

Linocut in progress 

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.

A busy printing day

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:


Block printed t-shirts

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:








Student woodcuts

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.