THORNTOWN PRESS PRINT CLASSES
2017 RELIEF BLOCK PRINT CLASSES @ THORNTOWN PRESS
Relief block printing originated in the Chinese imperial court around 300 AD. The technique was used to print elaborate textiles for the Chinese Emperor. Later, the Japanese borrowed and perfected block printing for wide dissemination on special hand made paper (ukiyo-e). Printmaking developed concurrently in Europe starting with Albrecht Durer in the 1500s followed by Rembrandt the 1600s. America’s print renaissance started in the early 1900s and continues through today. Contemporary printmaking includes relief block printing, intaglio etching, serigraphy (silkscreen), lithography and hybrid digital techniques. Currently there is a large group of print artists practicing within Indiana.
I am offering ongoing private and group sessions in reduction linocut printing at Thorntown Press, 137 South Pearl Street in Thorntown, Indiana. Thorntown is twenty minutes northwest of Zionsville at the intersection of Interstate 65 & SR 47, half way between Indianapolis & Lafayette, Indiana. A FREE hour long introduction to the process & materials of reduction linocut is usually held from 1-4 pm on third Saturdays (except July and January). The class tuition price is $25 per hour including all supplies except paper, lino block and support board which can be purchased during enrollment. Please contact James Hubbard through this website if you are interested in arranging a date and time.