Reduction Relief Demo

Do I look like I’m imparting wisdom?

We we are at this summer’s Camp Kala high school printmaking course where I was invited to give a reduction-relief demo. The print that I am holding as the example is by Cameron Bentley and was part of the Plain Brown Wrapper trade portfolio in which we both participated in 2008. It is one of the best examples of a step-by-step reduction linocut that I own, and has become a useful teaching tool. The portfolio also came in a very posh cloth-covered box that I cherish for its smooth expanse of cover and crisp edges; it is sturdy and navy and looks like it should house military secrets.

Event: Reduction Relief Demo
Venue: Kala Gallery Classroom, Berkeley, CA
Dates: July 28, 2010
Ambiance: glass-paned wall, plenty of light, attentive students – though not many questions