Linocut Workshop

By : Animesh Barman
Lino block printing is a popular technique used by artists and amateurs alike, especially in the 20th century. It involves carving a design into a thin layer of linoleum that has been mounted on wood. This material is soft and can be cut easily in any direction, making it an ideal choice for producing a raised surface that can be inked and printed. The slightly textured surface of the linoleum is perfect for evenly distributing ink, resulting in a high-quality print.

Linoleum was originally developed in the 19th century as a floor covering. However, it was not until the 20th century that it gained popularity as a printmaking material. The process of carving the linoleum is relatively simple, making it an accessible choice for those new to printmaking. Additionally, the flexibility of the material allows for a wide range of artistic expression, from bold lines and shapes to intricate details.

While linoleum is often associated with traditional printmaking methods, it has also been used in more modern applications. For example, linoleum block printing has been used to create album covers, posters, and other forms of graphic design. It is a versatile medium that can be used to create a wide range of visual effects, from bold and striking to subtle and nuanced.

In summary, lino block printing is a versatile and accessible technique that has been used by artists and amateurs for decades. Linoleum's soft texture, ease of carving, and even ink distribution make it an ideal choice for producing high-quality prints.

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18 Feb. 2023 11 am Onward
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