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Draw, Carve, Print!

Block-printed books and cards, orange and white

In this hands-on workshop participants will draw and carve a letter or simple design on a linoleum block. We will ink up the blocks together and everyone will get a chance to print their design. If you are not familiar with block printing, this will be a good introduction, if you have printed before, this will be an easy refresher and chance to experiment. Everyone will finish with a carved letter or design and a set of their own prints.


About the Educator:

Lauren Emeritz is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, and book artist. She creates prints and books by hand using a Vandercook press and wood type, including type she designs and carves herself. In 2016, the Library of Congress’ Rare Books and Special Collections Division acquired her book, “Hand Carved Alphabet.” In 2017, Lauren completed an internship in letterpress design at Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1879. Lauren holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Delaware. She is the President and Creative Director of Abstract Orange, a graphic design firm in Washington, DC, and a letterpress associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she teaches letterpress printing and design. You can see more of her work at abstractorange.com.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Prerequisite: None



February 28, 2018
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library
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