Instructor: Karen Milnes
Location: Arts Council Room at the Highland Center
Materials Cost: $35 - Each student will have a set of knives, 3 5”x7” blocks, 7 pieces of standard student-grade printmaking paper, and 4 pieces of heavyweight.
Workshop Summary: The sessions on the 15th and 16th will go over the basic types and techniques of printmaking. On the 17th, more detailed projects can be explored. Experienced or beginner printmakers are welcome to join as we create multiple prints in this three part class. Students will learn the balance of composition (negative/positive space) that makes an intriguing print no matter your skill level. The compositions will be transferred to linoleum blocks and carved to create a plate that can be used over and over. Paper handling, inking, and printing techniques will be demonstrated, and each student will create an edition of prints. Depending on the speed at which we commence, some students might move on to reduction prints with multiple colors, or have the choice to carve more than one block.
About Karen Milnes
Karen Milnes is an artist living in Highland County. She concentrated in printmaking at the University of Virginia, and holds degrees in Studio Art and Biology. She is deeply influenced by the natural world around her and is drawn to the methodical process of printmaking.