Linocut Printmaking with Caroline Stengl

January 20, 2022


When: January 20 2021 at 11:00 am

Linocut Printmaking with Caroline Stengl

Crisp cut lines and edges, the powerful juxtaposition of black and white, velvety inks and the beauty of art papers, the old world wheels and gears of a printing press, the handmade nature of how the image was cut – these are the qualities that make linocut prints so appealing. Learn about the basic tools to get started, including the brayer, the baren, ink, carving tools, linocut plates, and low tech substitutions for a printing press. Get tips and tricks for how to plan a simple successful image, transfer it to your block, carve and print your image with beautiful results. Learn what products to use for non-toxic printmaking techniques and clean up. Come away with enough knowledge to make a simple single colour print, signed in the traditional way. You will also gain some inspiration about the potential for more complex techniques in your printmaking future.


Material List:

Linocut Blocks

Speedball Linocut Carving Tool Set

Exacto Knife

Speedball Bench Hook/Ink Plate

Speedball Soft Brayer

Speedball Baren

Speedball Block Printing Ink 

Akua Intaglio Ink 

2B and 2H Pencils

Printmaking PapersArnhem 1618 

Canson Foundation Tracing Paper

Plexiglass or thicker glass

Palette Knife

Masking Tape


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Artist Bio

Caroline Stengl is a visual artist, printmaker and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. She moved to Vancouver Island from Calgary, Alberta in 1999 and now calls the west coast home. Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. She studied at Alberta College of Art and Design, and finished her degree at the University of Victoria. She is a part time teacher in WSANEC (Saanich) at an Indigenous adult education centre, working there for the last 18 years. Caroline has been teaching in schools, art galleries and community contexts for over 25 years. Besides having an art studio practice she also plays the mandolin and several other instruments, dabbles in songwriting, and is learning how to knit and spin fibre. You can purchase her art on her Etsy store, see her portfolio on her website and enjoy a variety of art-related imagery on her Instagram. 


January 20, 2022
11:00 am