Somerville crafters get printing

May 31, 2017 by  

Residents in Somerville with an artistic bent are getting excited for the latest workshop from the Somerville Library.

Adult Crafting – Printmaking is a first look at a traditional yet rarely practiced form of art.

Printmaking is widely known historically as the method of newspaper, flyer, or poster printing when images were required. It involves transferring ink from a square medium called a matrix (often a metal plate or a block of wood) onto a sheet of paper. The ink can be applied in a number of different methods. A relief, for instance, is applied very much like a stamp, whereas an Intaglio involves placing the ink beneath the original surface of the block.

The workshop will provide everything needed for adults to get started with this craft. Participants will have a number of different media from which to make a matrix, as well as a few premade matrices. Different types of ink and paper will also be provided, as well as instruction on how best to use all the components to create different looks and tones on the finished print.

Adult Crafting – Printmaking will be held this Saturday, June 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Somerville Public Library, located at 35 West End Ave. The event is free for residents, and anyone looking for more information should contact the library directly.