Brayers, Barens and Blocks – an adventure in printmaking

Instructor: Scott Minzy

Supplies/Materials Fee: Instructor will bring a packet of materials for each student to purchase.

Enrollment limit: 12

Level: All levels

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print medium process. Cutting images into wood or linoleum and inking up with color can produce bold dramatic effects. This workshop will explore the diverse range of ways which artists use this direct process, addressing all aspect of the craft: design, transfer of design to block, cutting, inking, proofing, registration and printing.

This workshop will be very hands-on, very practical and fun. Students will be trying out various materials to cut from and explore the benefits of using different types of surfaces for printing.


Coolidge Effect | linocut by Scott Minzy

Scott Minzy makes artist’s books, relief prints and lo-fi animations that deal with the universal themes of fear, regret and longing. His past life in public relations and corporate sales has led him to seek a less jaded but more authentic life in the state of his birth. As a result, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine and teaches fine art and digital media at Erskine Academy as well as in his studio in Gardiner Maine.