Carving a Linocut - July 15th

Interactive Live Online Demo!


Intro to Carving a Linocut

Wednesday July 15th

6:30 - 8:30pm

Over Zoom!


Registration Cost: $10
A/P Members get 20% off  /  CJSW Friends Card Holder: 10% off


Or, access the CARING THROUGH PRINTMAKING purchase price of $0 (details below)



Relief printing, or block printing, refers to the oldest and most simplistic of artistic reproduction methods, where an image is carved into a block, inked up, and stamped onto paper – a process that can be repeated over and over again.


In this demonstration, Matt Dunlop will take you through the basics of how to carve a relief print and guide you through a number of techniques that will leave you with the confidence to tackle your own projects.

It is important to develop good technique and working practices when using these tools to avoid injury and to allow the process to be creative and fun. Matt will take you through his home set up and introduce you to each chisel and gauge necessary for completing skilled work, and how to select the appropriate one for the task at hand. He will also demonstrate the differences between lino and woodcut, arm you with a number of cutting methods for different aspects of your design and help you pick out your own set of tools.
This is a great demo for anyone who hasn't picked up their chisels in a while as well as anyone totally new to the artform. Over the 2 hours there will be plenty of time for questions, and you're encouraged to have your own tools handy if you have some.



Matt Dunlop is an English artist and printmaker based in Calgary. He works in relief print, primarily woodcut, finding this ancient process to be the most enjoyable and natural way of translating the world around him into imagery. Matt is also an avid instructor and teacher who enjoys learning from his students, sometimes as much as they learn from him. Matt has been a member or Alberta Printmakers for 2 years, since moving to Canada, and has become a regular print instructor within the space.



We recognize that folks in Calgary and around the world are currently facing very important and impactful global issues. 


Now, more than ever, we need ways to make & celebrate art (as professional development, relief, escape, self-care, and as a way to self-express, etc).  At the same time, many of us may be financially strained or needing to focus financial resources elsewhere at the moment.


In the spirit of care through printmaking, if you'd like, you can register for this demo FREE OF CHARGE - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. 


To access this rate, simply enter the coupon code: CARETHROUGHPRINT when processing your purchase/registration in the checkout.



  • Cancellation Policy

    If you choose to cancel your registration, A/P requires AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOTICE in writing for full reimbursement. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the program’s start time, no refund will be issued.

    A/P reserves the right to cancel the demo due to low enrolment within 3 days of the program date.  Should this occur, all registered participants will be notified via email and all paid fees will be reimbursed in full.

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Special Thanks to A/P's Funders and Sponsors:


A/P receives operational funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development Authority:

Studio-Based Events & Education Programming is sponsored by Inglewood Art Supplies

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB


Hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm