Intro to Printmaking: a Valentine Card Workshop

with Kim Morski

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This Valentine card making workshop with printmaking artist Kim Morski will be a fun introduction to linoleum cut block printing. Each student will design, carve, and print their own 4" x 6" linoleum block to make a set of 10 personalized Valentine's Day cards with envelopes.

The workshop will lay a basic foundation for relief printing, including: how to use carving tools, the printing process, preparing paper for printing, and how to use a manual etching press. Additionally, we will cover hand printing techniques, so students can continue to print their linocuts by hand even if they do not have access to a press.

Students of all skill levels are welcome!


Although this is a Valentine's Day card workshop, students are welcome to create any design they want. ;) 
Instructor will have some templates for anyone who gets stumped coming up with their own design. 



Workshop Schedule: This class meets once for 3 hours
Prerequisite: This is a total beginner's class - no previous experience necessary
Minimum Suggested Age: 13+

What to Bring

Students should bring a sketch of the design they want for their card. Think bold, graphic, and simple. If you include text, it should be quite large. Most important, remember that whatever you print will be the reverse image of how you carve it!

What's Provided

All materials and tools will be provided! Each student will receive a pack of 10 blank cards and envelopes to print, along with test paper to make practice prints.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Kim Morski

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Kim Morski is a printmaking artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Her mixed media works on paper, limited edition artist books, and participatory public projects have been recognized by the 2014 Spudnik Press Studio Fellowship in Chicago, the 2012 St. Louis Artists’ Guild Printmaking Residency, the SLOUP Artists’ Grant award, the 2010 John T. Milliken Foreign Travel Scholarship, and the 2010 Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Book Design.

Morski’s work has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions at Sager Braudis Gallery (Columbia, MO), Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL), Culture Works (Holland, MI), The Luminary Center for the Arts (St. Louis, MO), Printed Matter (New York City), the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In addition to her own artwork, Morski has worked as a project organizer and curator for organizations and galleries including Unison Home (Chicago, IL), The PS Gallery (Columbia, MO), and the Northside Workshop (St. Louis, MO).

Morski earned a BFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Edmund Wuerpel Award for Printmaking.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Rachel S.
    Reviewed on 02/08/16

    Great experience! Lots of fun. I really appreciated all the personal feedback and help Kim offered!

    Great experience! Lots of fun. I really appreciated all the personal feedback and help Kim offered!

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    Julie D.
    Reviewed on 02/07/16

    Very good class. Clear instruction and a lot of hands on learning. Really appreciated all the individual time the instructor took with each of the students.

    Very good class. Clear instruction and a lot of hands on learning. Really appreciated all the individual time the instructor took with each of the students.

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