Linoleum Printmaking Workshop


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A Most Portable and Therapeutic Art Making Process
Two Sundays, June 4th & 11th 10am - 3pm
$300 plus a $25 materials fee paid to instructor

This is a chance to learn a magical and user-friendly “hands on” printmaking technique from Coco Berkman, who has been drawing, carving, and printing with linoleum for over 40 years. Participants will explore many technical and aesthetic aspects of relief printmaking. The instructor will bring her own tools that students may use onsite. Since carving a small plate can take several hours, participants will be encouraged to take their plates home to carve over the intervening week between the two Sunday classes. An investment in a superior quality U gouge and V gouge Japanese carving tool is therefore recommended*. Please bring your willingness to learn and a 12” x 12” [or smaller] drawing that you’d like to transform into a beautiful linoleum print. No previous printmaking experience is required.

Cape Ann artist printmaker Coco Berkman creates images that delight her and hopefully others through the process of linoleum printmaking. Inspired by literature, the natural world, and the free play inherent in drawing, she uses sharp Japanese tools to carve images into sheets of linoleum and then prints them one color at a time over several months to complete an edition. Coco studied printmaking at several studios throughout the United States, Ireland, and South Korea. A long-standing member of The Boston Printmakers, her work is in the collection of The Dublin Writers Museum, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, and several private collections.

*Tools can be purchased from
Josei Maru To (u-gouge) any size from 2.0-6.0
Sankaku To (v-gouge) any size from 2.0 - 6.0
Sho To (knife) any size from 2.0 - 6.0 or a mat/utility knife with snap off blade

Free parking is provided.

27 Dunstan Street
West Newton, MA 02465