A Virtual Workshop!


Reduction printing is a layered process using just one block to develop an edition of layered, multi-color prints.  This process involves printing the largest area of color first, then carving away, or “reducing” the block to preserve areas of the first color, then printing over the image again with the second color.  This process continues until all colors have been printed.  In this workshop, students will learn how to plan, carve and edition a 2-color reductive relief print, as well as how to register each layer precisely.  Beginning and experienced printmakers welcome!


Workshop Schedule

Day 1: Intro, demos, image planning and block carving

Day 2: Printing first color, discussing registration methods

Day 3: Printing second color, end of class discussion


Registration closes August 18, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.


Featured image by Nicole Parker

Reduction Relief Printmaking; Aug 28, Sep 4 and 11; 10am-2pm

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    • Date and Time: 3 day workshop: Saturdays, August 28, September 4 and 11, 10am-2pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Nicole Parker
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      • Small (4x6”) mounted linoleum printing blocks
      • Assorted gouges
      • Razor blade or x-acto knife
      • Palette knives
      • 2 colors of relief ink (more if you’d like to mix colors)
      • Barren or flat-edged wooden spoon
      • Tracing paper or vellum
      • Paper (Masa, kozo, kitikata, or similar lightweight block printing paper)
      • Newsprint or scrap paper
      • Palette or ink slab (glass or plexi)
      • Soap and water for clean-up