Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Workshop: Incorporating Traditional Printmaking Techniques in Illustration

Date(s) - 06/30/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paragraph: Workspace for Writers
84 Withers St. 5th Floor - Brooklyn, New York 11211

The workshop will involve doing some rubber carving and learning how to make a stamp and use it to build an illustration with the printed/stamped elements.

Printmaking techniques can be intimidating. They often involve big pieces of equipment and/or require access to a lab facility.  In this workshop you will learn basic block printing techniques that require few materials and can be done in your own home. You will create your own carved rubber stamps and learn how to print and incorporate them into your illustrations.

What to Bring:   Tracing paperBristol Paper Pad, Speedball Super Value Block Printing Starter Kit (Contains: 1.25oz (37ml) Black Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink, Soft Rubber Pop-In Brayer, Lino Handle, #1, #2, and #5 Lino Cutters and 4 x 6 inch Speedy-Carve block.)


Facilitator:  Cecilia Ruiz

Cecilia Ruiz is a Mexican author, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in New York City. She obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Some of her clients include the New York Times, Penguin Random House, Fast Company and Life & Style magazines, among others. The Book of Memory Gaps, her debut as an author published by Blue Rider Press (Penguin Random House), was considered one of the most intelligent and imaginative books published in 2015 by Maria Popova’s Brain PickingsA Gift from Abuela (Candlewick Press) and The Book of Extraordinary Deaths (Penguin Random House) will be published in 2018.
Instagram: @cecifonik

This workshop is limited to 20 attendees.  Tickets