Discover Linocut Printmaking

with Keith Garrubba

Tuesday, November 5 · view days & times
Price: $124 | $111.50 ArtsQuest Member
Fees: $5 Visual Arts Service Fee on all orders
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Venue: Banana Factory

Location: Studio 343

3 Weeks

Tuesdays, November 5-19 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Learn the art of carving and printing your own linoleum blocks with original imagery.  Painters, illustrators, and graphic designers are often challenged and inspired by this approach to image-making, while the tactile process of carving material speaks to the sensibilities of sculptors.  No matter how much art experience you have, linoleum cutting is a printing process whose basics can be learned in a single class, and explored for years.  In this introductory class, you will start cutting immediately, guided by the tips and techniques offered by your instructor to achieve the super graphic effects employed by classic illustrators, attention-grabbing poster designers, and accomplished fine art printmakers.  Blocks will be printed on a professional etching press, but students will also be introduced to methods for printing linoleum blocks at your own kitchen table.  Join us in discovering the simplicity and beauty of the linocut. All materials are included, and class size will be limited to eight students.

Keith Garubba is an artist and educator living and working in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Creating in print media, multimedia installations, and interactive artworks, Garubba takes a multi-faceted approach to investigating questions regarding beliefs and myths in science and art. He is currently a member of the faculty at the Baum School of Art where he teaches a variety of classes to full range of ages, including comic art to high school students, outreach programming in Allentown School District, and college-level courses for Lehigh Carbon Community College. Garubba also works as a printer at the fine art print publisher Durham Press. Garubba graduated from Keystone College in LaPlume, Pennsylvania as the Outstanding Graduate in 2010. In 2014, he earned his Masters in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. In 2016, Keith was awarded the Arts Ovation Award as Emerging Artist of the Year by the Allentown Arts Commission. Garubba exhibits his work regularly throughout Pennsylvania and the US, holds leadership roles in regional arts organizations, and visits higher education institutions across the country as a visiting artist offering talks and workshops.

Venue Information
Banana Factory
25 W. Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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