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“Intro to Relief” Class available at Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Atlanta Printmakers Studio is now booking an “Intro to Relief” class. Click here for more information and read about it below.

Intro to Relief

Instructor: Jamaal Barber

8-week class

Tuesdays: June 6 – July 25

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

“Relief printing, the oldest and most direct technique in the realm of printmaking, will be the focus of this class. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire skills in designing, carving, and printing images using wood or linoleum blocks. Each image will be created using one to two colors, and the transfer of the design from the block to the paper can be achieved through the use of a printing press or hand rubbing. The class will also delve into multi-block and reduction printing techniques, allowing intermediate students to explore and experiment further. Beginners are also welcome to join and discover the art of relief printing.

While essential inks, clean-up supplies, and some cutting tools will be provided, students will be responsible for procuring blocks, paper, and drawing materials. Additional cutting tools may be necessary depending on personal preference. A comprehensive supply list will be sent to each participant upon registration.

Jamaal Barber, a recipient of a BA in Communication Arts from East Carolina University in 2003, boasts an impressive background in the field. During his academic years, he garnered accolades such as the 2002 JOSA award for drawing and 1st Place in Graphic Design for the Rebel Magazine. Fascinated by a screenprinting demonstration in 2013, Barber embarked on a journey of exploration within the realm of printmaking, subsequently establishing it as his primary mode of creative expression. Barber’s exceptional artwork has graced renowned galleries including Zucot Gallery, Community Folk Art Center, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, The Southern Gallery, Kai Lin Art, and the University of Maryland Driskell Center. Furthermore, his artistic contributions have extended to Black Art in America, The National Black Arts Festival, and Emory University.”

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