Linoleum Block Printing Workshop with Holly Berry at Woodlawn
Ellsworth – Holly Berry will teach a workshop titled “Linoleum Block Printing” on Friday, September 6 from 10:00am – 3:00pm in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn.
In this hands-on workshop, students will create a multicolor print from a single block of linoleum. The “reduction cut” process involves carving a design from a linoleum block, bit by bit and printing each color in sequence from light to dark, layer by layer. Each color is printed first, then cut away from the block before introducing the next color. All work is done in reverse of the final print.
Holly Berry is an illustrator and block printmaker living in Waldoboro, Maine. She earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated many award-winning children’s books, toys and products. She was recognized with an Individual Arts Fellowship in Printmaking by the Maine Arts Commission and her work was recently included in the Maine-Aomori Print Exchange between Maine and Japan.
The cost is $75 for Woodlawn members and $85 for non-members. As space is limited, pre-registration is required through the calendar at woodlawnmuseum.org.
Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. The main house is open for tours May 1 – October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit woodlawnmuseum.org.