The artist Joseph Vorgity will be teaching this 2 day linocut intensive. Students will learn proper carving techniques, maintenance of carving tools, inking the linoleum using oil based inks and brayers, and printing a multi-color linocut using a press. Students will learn reduction style woodcutting, printing multiple colors using only one block. This is a printmaking process that dates back centuries, the same technology that brought imagery and literature to the world, though this particular technique was invented by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with his master printer.
Tuition includes all materials.
Saturday, March 17th, 9am-5pm
Sunday, March 18th, 9am-5pm
Refunds, minus $40 cancellation fee, are available up to 7 days prior to the workshop's start.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Joseph Vorgity is a contemporary realist watercolorist and printmaker. His still life, landscape, and figurative subject matter are recognized by strong flat areas of color with sharp lines to delineate shapes. Some themes are narrative, others have a surreal quality while many are created primarily for their beauty and visual impact. Some of the figurative pieces are modeled after traditional religious pictures of saints and deities while others are related to figures in Japanese woodblock prints of the early 20th century. His strongest influences come from the American Precisionist Movement, the Arts and Craft Movement, and from Japonisme.
Vorgity maintains a studio in Los Angeles and is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Joseph is also the proprietor of Hyacinth Press which produces woodblock printed greeting cards.