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This three-session class on linocut will cover various aspects of this versatile and accessible type of printmaking, from basic techniques to more advanced methods. We’ll explore tools and materials, including linoleum blocks, carving tools, inks, brayers, and papers. Various mark-making and carving techniques will be tried, as well as how to transfer a design onto the block material. Participants will learn how to ink and hand-print their linocut, including editioning and multi-color printing. We will build up to reduction printing, multiple block printing, and rainbow rolling.  Please join in this fun creative class and bring your design ideas to life!

$15 cash materials fee due on the first day of class.

Lino cut of blueberries, around cutting tools

Amanda Chesney

About the Teaching Artist

Amanda Chesney is a printmaker, visual artist and instructor as well as a biologist.  She makes works on paper in small editions and as unique originals using traditional and modern sustainable printmaking techniques. Amanda earned her degree in Microbiology from the University of Guelph Canada, and completed a 25 year career with Johnson & Johnson before leaving in 2022 to fully work as an artist. In parallel, she has been continuing to build on her artistic practice and teaching skills for the past 20 years, most recently completing artist residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking in Massachusetts and the Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Texas.  Amanda loves to teach and regularly hosts printmaking classes for adults and teens across the area.

Amanda’s prints capture the fleeting and sometimes unexpected beauty of the natural world to appeal across cultures and times.   She uses found and reclaimed materials and upcycled papers to reflect the locations and seasons where she makes her work. You can see her work on Instagram @chesneyprintmaking.