Ashley Cloud, an artist from Western Pennsylvania, will teach participants to design, carve, print, and re-carve a linoleum block to achieve a finished set of prints.
Reduction linocut is a method of block printmaking using the same linoleum block to print multiple colors in an image. The artist carves away or “reduces” portions of a printing block, printing at intervals, one color at a time.
About the Artist
Ashley Cloud is a painter and printmaker from Western Pennsylvania. She discovered her passion for art at a young age and went on to study painting and printmaking, receiving her BFA from Edinboro University in 2011. Her practice primarily focuses on psychological identity around gender, race, and motherhood. Her work is rooted in realism, often referencing humankind’s relationship to nature.
Cloud has been a member of the Pittsburgh Print Group since 2021 and now serves as a board member. She is a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Ashley lives with her husband and two children in Meadville, Pennsylvania.