carve your own lino block stamps
Carving soft layers of linoleum to make something beautiful over and over again is a wonderful concept—and relaxing!
Learn about the basics of designing and carving your own rubber stamp using lino blocks and become familiar with the tools and techniques used in the process.
Each participant will get a few beginner-friendly lino blocks to carve, a wooden handle, and various colors to enhance their rubber stamp designs. After completing the workshop, you will know how to create your own lino block prints at home.
Lino Block Stamps can be colored with stamp ink pads, printing inks, oil paint, Golden OPEN acrylics—even fabric paint depending on the project—to create patterns and designs on your artwork, greeting cards, and linens. When created on a larger scale, lino blocks can be used to create wall art.
There are so many wonderful ways to apply this simple form of printmaking. Great for artists of all skill levels!
2 Week Workshop Info:
About the instructor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published full-time artist as well as a certified art instructor in San Diego, California who works in a variety of mediums and genres. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Art Education, that focused on painting, book arts and printmaking, and has been teaching realism painting since 2004 and abstract painting since 2018.
Currently, Kristen is the Resident Artist at Bernardo Winery, where her studio is located, and she is a Mentor and the Director of Education at Art on 30th. Her work is represented through Ashton Gallery in San Diego, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Jen Tough Gallery / Artist Alliance on Artsy, Guest House Staging, and Manzanita Roasting Company. Kristen is best known for using muted and earthy hues that comes out of her love for nature, expressive gestural line work, natural textures, and a simplistic approach to composition.
"STRUCTURE AND FUN IS NOT USUALLY COMBINED IN AN INSTRUCTIONAL CLASS, BUT KRISTEN DOES AN AMAZING JOB AT BOTH! THANK YOU!"