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About the Event
Create a 4x6 linocut from start to finish. Learn how to transfer a pencil drawing to soft cut linoleum, how to carve your design, and ink and print your plate multiple times. We will also talk about editioning prints. We will use a press in class, but inexpensive home printing methods will also be demonstrated. If time allows, you can create a second design on the backside of your linoleum. All tools and materials will be provided. You can bring simple designs or drawings with you or create your design in class. Search "linocut" on Pinterest for a wealth of ideas. This is a relaxing and addicting medium to work with - the possibilities are endless!
About the Teacher: Emily Hoffman-Sperry
Emily Hoffman-Sperry is the Art teacher at Muskegon Middle School where she teaches hundreds of students how to carve linoleum and create fantastic prints every year. She is also the owner of Junque Jules LLC, where she creates one of a kind beaded jewelry and handmade ceramic beads and buttons. Her woodcut print , higher, was included in the juried Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Show.
Emily holds an education degree from Central Michigan University with certifications in Language Arts and Social Studies and an Art Education certification from Aquinas College, with a concentration in printmaking. She credits art courses at Muskegon Community College with instructors Ken Foster, Lee Collet, and John Walson for serving as the foundation for her career in the arts.