Instructor: Julie Friedman
August 14 - 18
1pm - 4pm
5 sessions

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This workshop is an introduction to relief printing using an especially soft linoleum product that cuts effortlessly. Students will discover a simple way to create multiple images for cards and gifts as well as fine art. Beginners will learn basic technical skills related to both color and black-and-white printing while advanced students will be taught more complex techniques to realize their artistic vision. Using the press or a wooden spoon, participants can print one-of-a-kind images or whole editions. We will discuss processes such as color reduction, chine colle and monoprinting to enhance your artwork. No previous experience is necessary to obtain excellent and professional results from this medium.

Julie Friedman works in multiple media (painting, printmaking, cut paper) exploring ideas concerning how to live in the anxious world that surrounds us. Her newest work features intricately painted monochromatic interiors marred by the intrusion of dogs, cats, fish and birds. She has taught at the university level for over 20 years and is director of Gallery West at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Friedman was awarded an Ohio Individual Artist Fellowship Grant and a 3-month summer residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA through the generosity of the Ohio Arts Council and also an artist residency in Glen Arbor, MI. Her work is in the collection of many university Special Collections libraries. She is represented by Harris Stanton Gallery in NE Ohio. Her artist books are featured in Cover to Cover, 500 handmade Books, 500 Handmade Books Vol. 2.

Julie Friedman received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison- Printmaking and Book Arts and 2 undergraduate degrees in Interior Design and Printmaking from Kent State University.