This workshop is an introduction to relief printmaking. Participants will explore different carving and mark-making techniques using linoleum blocks, and a variety of ways blocks can be inked and printed—including methods requiring little to no specialized equipment. We’ll also cover the fundamentals of printing carved blocks on a printing press.
Participants will produce a printed edition of their own one-color linocut prints, and will also walk away with a portfolio of prints produced by everyone in the workshop.
All skill levels welcome and no previous experience necessary! (All materials included.)
About the Instructor: Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker based in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Working primarily with relief and risograph print processes, he is interested in the intersection between modern technology, traditional craft, and mass production. Dannin runs Directangle Press, a small printshop that specializes in letterpress and risograph printing and publishing. He co-edits Power Washer Zine: a semiannual publication about screenprinting that asks soft questions and thinks hard thoughts.
In addition to running group workshops at Directangle Press, he teaches printmaking, letterpress, and design at Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Institute of Art. Dannin has a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. His printed and bound works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.