Relief Printmaking

Relief printmaking is a graphic and versatile type of printmaking. An image is carved in reverse onto a block made of wood or linoleum, inked, and sent through a press. The tools are basic but the possibilities are expansive.

Students will learn how to use their set of carving tools and to create a variety of marks using both linoleum and wood. Looking to historical and contemporary prints for inspiration, students will create a small portfolio of prints experimenting with texture and pattern, color, layering, shape, contrast and materials.