As an art technique that has traveled and migrated all over the world—like people, animals, and even plants—printmaking keeps giving, transforming, and teaching us so much. Let’s take a dip into the printmaking world and learn how to create a linocut looking at migratory paths and dreams! What do we take with us when we migrate? What do we leave behind? How do we carry ourselves through these journeys?
During this three hour workshop with Andrea Narno, we will go through printmaking history, techniques, tools, and materials to create a print from scratch while surrounded by the stunning collection of Japanese prints featured in Imprinting in Their Time: Japanese Printmakers, 1912–2022.
About the Artist
Andrea Narno is a Mexican queer printmaker living in New Orleans, LA. They believe in art as a tool of transformation, contributing to social change during these uncertain times. Andrea’s work centers around the symbolism of plants as a way to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas, as well as a means to explore topics like migration, absence, and grief. Linoleum is their primary and favorite medium. Next to artist V Adams, they run Birds of Paradise Press, a project which explores distance, longing, and the connections we have to place through our relationships with plants.