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"Overlaption" Linoleum Printed Books

  • Iota Press 925-d Gravenstein Highway South Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

with Macy Chadwick

With an emphasis on creative play, this workshop will expand possibilities for creating images on the Vandercook.


Each participant will carve two linoleum block shapes and print them in overlapping layers, then bind their prints into a simple five-page Leporello accordion book.

Students will be inspired by the creative possibilities of creating images on the Vandercook, and binding the resulting prints into a book.


There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of the class. Instructor will provide linoleum, paper, and carbon paper for transferring drawings.

What to Bring:
- Linoleum carving tools (Speedball is a cheap and readily available brand, wood carving tools are also good)
- Sharpie marker
- Basic toolbox: x-acto knife, scissors, pencil, eraser, paper for sketching, ball point pen
- Interesting silhouettes for shape inspiration

Earlier Event: October 21
Linoleum Carving
Later Event: November 12
Photopolymer Plate Making