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Reduction Block Carving Workshop

  • Bruno Press 154 Southeast 5th Avenue Saint Joseph, MN, 56374 United States (map)

This is a really cool workshop! I have taught it several times and it is a great experience with a group! So we will start bright and early with coffee and some talking, demonstrations, and practicing. Everyone will get a 5 X 7 inch linoleum block to carve, if you have an idea for a image, keep it simple and print it out to fit in a 5"X 7" square. If you bring nothing I will images for you to coose from. It is not at all about the image, it is ALL about the process. We will practice carving on linoleum with my carving tools and then we will begin with the first color and shoot for a minimum of 3 passes and max of 5. 


In this workshop you will see reduction block printing broken down to its most basic terms. I will show a wide range of how I have used reduction block printing. We will use simplified images transferred onto lino blocks, then carve and plan out how the gradual layering from light to dark colors will play out in a minimum of three stages.  

 I will cover the many aspects of successful reduction printing:

• the best images to use for this process
• the best tools and presses for this process
• how to plan colors and layering
• how to plan size of block and size of paper
• how to see in stages of this process


Earlier Event: March 3
Poster Printing Workshop
Later Event: June 9
Stationery Saturday