Bring a photo or snapshot (or choose from provided photos) to transform into a striking graphic image through linocut printing. Learn the basics of linocut or build on what you already know.
An accessible intro to woodcut, you will easily carve the wood and incorporate the unique natural wood grain into you image. Start with your own sketch or work from images provided and print on beautiful Japanese paper.
Build your relief surface from the ground up! You will create a compelling abstract design by gluing textured materials to a substrate and printing on the press! We’ll use soft paper so the textures will emboss as well for an original, colourful, tactile artwork.
Let’s turn linocut on its head by squeezing the ink into the crevices and printing the carved lines instead! Start with a sketch from your imagination or use imagery provided and print on different papers for a completely new look.
About the Artist Instructor
Pamela Dodds is recognized for her work in relief printmaking, including woodcut and linocut as well as painting and drawing. She enjoys introducing fine art techniques to creative adults in the community workshop setting and has many years of experience teaching relief printmaking, drawing and painting to adults and children. She has taught in numerous art centres including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Cleveland, Ohio and at Open Studio, Toronto.
Pamela was born in Halifax, N.S., and grew up in Toronto. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brandeis University near Boston, MA and lived in the USA for many years returning to Toronto recently. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council among others. Her work is exhibited Canada and the USA and has been purchased by many individuals and for public collections.