Block Printing: Design & Create Your First Print!
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Block Printing: Design & Create Your First Print!

A guide to teaching beginners and maybe even intermediates how to create one of a kind block prints.
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
270 students enrolled
Created by Jon Brommet
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to choose the right linoleum for them
  • Carve linoleum
  • Layout an illustration
  • Make Block Prints!
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Requirements
  • Lino Cutter & Blade
  • Linoleum
  • Paper
  • Block Printing Ink
  • Brayer (Roller)
Description

Block printing is a unique and inexpensive way for you to produce your own artwork on many different mediums. Because of the nature of the process, each print will have its very own unique texture. You can use your finished block to print on paper, fabric, wood, and mor

In this class I will teach you the basics of designing your print, transfering it to your block (or linoleum) carving, and finally, printing.

Even if you have tried block printing before you will likely pick up a few tips and tricks to help make it easier for you moving forward!

I hope you sign up for this class and get as addicted to it as I have!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed to appeal to a very wide variety of people.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:06

An introduction to the course!

Preview 01:06
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Planning & References
2 Lectures 16:56

Make sure to download the supplied .pdfs for easy class overview and for a Tool Sheet you can print out and take to your local art shop!

Preview 05:06

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Transferring, Carving & Printing
3 Lectures 17:41
Transferring Your Illustration
06:34

Carving Your Block
03:59

Printing!
07:08
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Wrap Up & Bonus
2 Lectures 08:51

Thanks for taking the class. I hope you enjoyed it!

Wrap Up
01:08

This video was filmed and added at a later date as a bonus to this course. It shows a different method of block printing called reduction. In this video I also mention the idea of showing how to use 2 blocks in another bonus video that I may create. At this time I have not had a chance to show that method.

Bonus Block Printing Method: Reduction
07:43
About the Instructor
Jon Brommet
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464 Students
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Graphic Designer

Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet