Reduction Lino Block Workshop with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print

Reduction Lino Block Workshop
with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print

April 7 Saturday to April 8 Sunday 10am to 4pm
$150 members, $160 non-members
Materials fee: $10 (includes lino block, inks, paper) payable to Laura

Reduction method is a printmaking technique when a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block, cutting away more and more of the image in between the printing of each colour/layer. Each layer necessarily fits inside the layer before it. The block is destroyed in the process and a true reprint can never be done.

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the process of conceiving and executing a reduction print, and make your own on a tabletop Nolan proof press. Using mounted lino blocks, you will carve a two-layer reduction image. We will print them on scored cardstock so that you will have a 5×7 greeting card at the end.
Each workshop participant should bring their own lino-carving tool. 4×6″ type high linoblock and paper will be provided for $10 payable to the instructor. Type high lino blocks may also be printed by hand, on an etching press or on letterpress.

About Laura
Laura MacDonald is the owner/operator of Deep Hollow Print, an award-winning letterpress print shop in Kentville, NS. Laura learned the art of letterpress printing during her time at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, Nova Scotia and Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee. She prints on a 1930s-era Vandercook No. 3 cylinder press using antique wood type and original carved linoblocks. Deep Hollow Print specializes in gig posters, but is able to take on a range of custom letterpress orders, as well as digital graphic design work.

See more of Laura’s work at

Advance Registration required as space is limited.

How to Register


or contact Bonnie Baker 902 532 0829

Fees payable at time of registration by etransfer or cheque payable to Elephant Grass print Collective

Location: Elephant Grass print Collective, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove, NS

5-30 School Street RR #3 Granville Ferry, NS B0S 1K0
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