One-day workshop with Kristin Walker
January 7th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
In this workshop students will learn to carve their own mounted linoleum blocks and print them on an old-fashioned letterpress. Linocut basics will be covered including image transfer, carving, cleaning, and preserving your block. Students will carve 1-2 blocks and print in up to two colors on the letterpresses at Whitprint. Students will learn about registration, impression, general letterpress operation, color mixing, feeding, cleaning, safety, and basic maintenance of a letterpress while printing a small edition of their own images.
All materials are provided, including paper, inks, and two small linoleum blocks per student. Participants should come with one or two images in mind, sized for a 3 x 4 inch block.
Participants may bring their own linocut tools, or purchase a basic set at the workshop for $15.
This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the January 2017 letterpress series. Register and pay in full to reserve your spot. To cancel a workshop enrollment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll get a full refund if your request is received at least 10 days before the start of the workshop, or a 50% refund if it is received at least 3 days before the start.
About the Instructor
When Kristin Walker discovered letterpress printing in the spring of 2003, she found herself immediately drawn to the rhythmic sounds of hundred-year-old antique machinery, the smell of printer’s inks and oil mingling together, and the deliciously tactile impression of metal type and images on cotton paper. Kristin pursued many different avenues in art and design during college, and ultimately earned double-BFA degrees in Multimedia Design (with a focus in graphic design and printmaking) and Photography from the University of Oregon in 2007. After college, she attempted to find work in a professional photo studio, but settled for a job in corporate marketing and design. A chance connection and quick friendship with a retired, third-generation letterpress printer, Bob Giles, reignited Kristin’s passion for antique machinery and old-fashioned printing...she quit her marketing job in order to found Twin Ravens Press (www.twinravenspress.com) in the fall of 2007.
When she’s not teaching paper arts or doing commercial or artistic work for Twin Ravens Press, Kristin also enjoys teaching and participating in various forms of social partner dancing (including blues, jazz, lindy hop, and tango), traveling, eating spicy food, and cuddling cats.