Learn to carve relief blocks (or “drawing with light”) and print them by hand and with a press.

Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students will explore the graphic possibilities of relief printmaking on linoleum, as well as develop skills in hand printing and printing on the proofing press. Suitable for beginners and all experience levels.

A minimum of 5 participants are required for this workshop to run.

Blockprinting tools

Instructor: Larry Thompson has carved linocuts and wood engravings since the early Noughts. He used them in limited edition books that he printed by hand. After a brief absence of 30 years, he has returned to his alma mater Carleton University to work full time in the Book Arts Lab in MacOdrum Library.

Workshop Cost: $65.00 for CBBAG Members – Student; $75.00 for CBBAG Members – Regular; $85.00 for non-CBBAG members (Become a CBBAG Member)
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Registration deadline: September 21, 2023
Material Fee: $20.00 (paid in cash to the instructor at the workshop)
Prerequisite: None
Location: Book Arts Lab, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa ON K1S 5B6. How to get to the Book Arts Lab. You can get to the Carleton University by:

Dining/Food: The nearest campus dining options may be closed on weekends. For up to date hours and locations see: https://dining.carleton.ca/locations/. Please bring your own food or refreshments if required.

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