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Halloween Linocut – October 24th

$45.00

Halloween Linocut

(with Artist, Necole Witcher)
Saturday, October 24th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Celebrate the darkening part of the year by carving and printing a linocut. A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of a woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge. The raised areas are then inked and pressed to paper to create a print.

In this class, students can work off various 18th century woodcut designs (such as the one shown here of two witches meeting on the road with a strange beast by their side) or create their own seasonal picture. The class will be given steps and safety procedures on carving and printing their blocks to create multiple prints of their finished artwork.

All tools will be provided including cider, carving tools, linoblocks, ink, paper as well as the Poco Press in the Roycroft Print Shop.  Carving takes some endurance and uses sharp tools and is therefore appropriate for ages 16 and up.  You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic please) especially if they are Halloween-themed.  This class is limited to 5 students in order to maintain the 2020 required 6ft distance from one another.

 

Motivated to reconnect communities through art, Necole brings energy to overlooked places. She studies, paints and communes with many versions of Western New York, trying to derive its essence. When she is not in the woods or hamlets sketching, she’s most likely making prints at the Print Shop at the Roycroft Campus, educating people in this age-old art form. Necole has a diverse background in art, science and education.

Class Tuition $40 + $5 Supplies = Total Cost – $45
Registration is required and seating is limited. (Max. of 5 students)

Register online or email us at info@roycroftcampuscorp.com and we will return your message or give you a call if you prefer.

All students must wear a mask during class

Please read and follow all additional safety procedures found on our website – Click Here

Gild a Beast – October 25th

$45.00

Gild a Beast: Gold Leaf & the Aberdeen Bestiary

(with Artist, Necole Witcher)
Sunday, October 25th from 11:00am – 2:30pm

Paint and gild your own version of a page from a 12th century book of beasts, the Aberdeen Bestiary.  Learn how to apply gold leaf and paint in the medieval artist technique, illumination.  Explore some history of the art of illumination while you paint and guild your way to a frameable piece of art.  Students will learn basic watercolor painting skills along with the technique of applying gold leaf.  You will create a facsimile or emulation of one of four beasts provided for you. You will use composition gold leaf, and watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper. The outlines will be done in advance so that students can focus on the gold leaf and watercolor. No prior experience required.

Supplies include all materials needed to make an illumination including composition gold foil, watercolor, paintbrushes, water-dishes, blotting material, and prepped watercolor paper. The tools provided during the class project will remain the property of the instructor.

 

Motivated to reconnect communities through art, Necole brings energy to overlooked places. She studies, paints and communes with many versions of Western New York, trying to derive its essence. When she is not in the woods or hamlets sketching, she’s most likely making prints at the Print Shop at the Roycroft Campus, educating people in this age-old art form. Necole has a diverse background in art, science and education.

Class Tuition $40 + $5 Supplies = Total Cost – $45
Registration is required and seating is limited. (Max. of 5 students)

Register online or email us at info@roycroftcampuscorp.com and we will return your message or give you a call if you prefer.

All students must wear a mask during class

Please read and follow all additional safety procedures found on our website – Click Here