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Introduction to Relief Printmaking

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Introduction to Relief Printmaking, May 2023 Registration
$ 184.00
6 available

A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Thursdays, May 18 and 25, 2-5pm

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About this Workshop:

Learn all the basics of relief block printing in this 2-day introductory workshop. On day one we’ll cover the history, materials, and tools for traditional block carving. Then using “easy carve” blocks to get us started, students will receive tips for transferring their design to the plate and how to use their carving tools to best effect. Once the carving stage is complete, students will learn how to effectively ink up and hand print their block on paper and print until the end of the session.

For day two we’ll learn about the history and medium of linoleum block carving. These blocks are much more versatile and better able for holding its shape while printing. Students will have the class to carve and then get an overview of how one would print using a traditional press.

At the end of class, students will have a number of prints, an understanding of these two different types of carving blocks, and all the know-how to keep printing at home.

Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes May 9, 2023.  Material fees are included with your registration, though you’ll also need to gather a small list of additional items for class.


Registration includes a $25 materials fee to cover the materials supplied in class, including printing blocks, paper, ink, and newsprint.

In addition, students are requested to bring the following items:

  • Personal apron (or wear clothes that can get a bit inky)
  • Pencil and paper (if you want to take notes)
  • Two sketches or ideas for your prints, approximately 4” x 6” (the size of your blocks)


Joanna Kambourian is an Australian designer, printmaker and visual artist of Armenian heritage. Throughout her creative practice, she explores, experiences and examines the idea of ‘hybrid hyphenations’ within contemporary cultural and social identity. Joanna continues to document an ongoing journey, a search for identity and belonging from a post-colonial perspective that crosses generations and encompasses the diasporic experience. Her work illustrates this complex heritage through a multi disciplinary practice and celebrates her SWANA ancestry through contemporary cultural depictions. Joanna has over 20 years experience in Graphic Design, Illustration and Typography as well as being a practicing visual artist, experienced printmaker and founder of Lismore Art Space (2010-2018). Learn more about Joanna’s work at msbrownslounge.com.au.

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