Join multi-talented artist Alanna Baird for this Saturday morning class in linoleum reduction block printmaking. In this four-week course, students will be designing, carving, and printing their own linocut prints with three colours. Some experience with lino block printmaking required – this is an opportunity and develops and refine your existing skills, taking your printmaking to the next level. Basic supplies included.
We recommend students begin planning a 5″x 7″ design in advance of the course.
Materials Required by Students: PPE (face masks)
Alanna Baird is one of New Brunswick’s most diverse artists. Best known for her playful sculpture in recycled metal, she is also an accomplished ceramicist, printmaker, and most recently, plastic calligrapher. Her Sea Urchin Series involves working across multiple mediums: printmaking, bronze, and plastic calligraphy. This series involves the complexity of silicone mould making, wax casting and altering, and ceramic shell mould making towards bronze, all centred on shell patterns of sea urchins. Surface patterns have been explored through lino prints. Most recently she has been exploring plastic through the use of a 3D printing pen, challenging the perception of the value of the material.
Alanna’s has been one of SSANC’s resident printmakers for many years and has consistently contributed to both the New Brunswick Craft and Art communities.