When: Sat., July 29 2017
In printmaking, there are many techniques and processes. One of the most common and (relatively) easiest to do without a full printmaking studio is linocut, a process of removing the negative space from a piece of linoleum, similar to a woodcut. Ink is applied to the "raised" parts of the block with a roller, but does not reach the carved-out areas. Paper is then applied to the surface, and it is either rolled through a printing press or rubbed thoroughly with a shot glass. Learn more about the basics of linocuts and relief printing during Relief for Beginners, a workshop at Salty Not Sweet Boutique, today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is led by Akron-based artist Raven Burdette, who received a bachelors degree with dual concentrations in printmaking and drawing/painting from the University of Akron, where she is currently pursuing her masters degree in administration. The workshop costs $75 per person and tickets are available online. (Usmani) 2074 West 25th St., saltynotsweet.bigcartel.com.