Friday was the final day of the Interlochen printmaking class. I took the participants through the preparation and printing of an edition of 5 from one of their lino blocks. Then, before we all went our separate ways, we worked on a collaborative print comprising two lino blocks from each person, arranged in mosaic fashion, inked up by group effort, then hand-printed with wooden spoons by group effort. The result was, to use current US slang, "totally freakin' awesome":
Thanks to Matt Wiliford, director of host organisation ICCA, for suggesting we do this, and to Ava, Deborah, Duane, and Patty for contributing the pieces. The print was made, like everything this week, with Akua non-toxic inks, and printed on Rives printmaking paper measuring 48" high by 22" wide. See you all here next year?
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