Date: Saturday 13 Aug, 2016 - Saturday 13 Aug, 2016
Time: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), First Floor (Maraya Community) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Fees: AED 30
This workshop acts as an introduction to relief printing using lino. The technique, known as linocut, uses linoleum, a material usually made of linseed oil and cork dust. The surface of the lino is cut and carved into to create indents, texture and other types of mark making using specific carving tools. Participants will have the opportunity to understand the various usages of linocut as a crucial printmaking technique, as well as the use of carving tools, inking process, imagery reference and more.
About the artist:
Salama Nasib holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Art from Zayed University. She has exhibited at local and international venues, including Tashkeel, Ara Gallery and Rira Gallery, as well as at the Venice Biennale, The Meridian International Centre in Washington DC, and The Printmaking Centre of New Jersey. Nasib has established herself as a successful emerging Emirati artist, specifically in printmaking. She has been part of the inaugural batch of the Salama Emerging Artist fellowship, provided by the Salama bint Hamdan AlNahyan Foundation and in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, Nasib has been the guest artist of Past Forward: Exhibitions from the UAE, hosted in East Lansing (Michigan) in USA, as the fifth destination of the touring exhibition. Nasib also worked as a Studio Coordinator at Tashkeel where she stayed abreast of the latest Emirati art trends while managing seven studios, organising artistic and collaborative workshops, and co-curating upcoming exhibitions. Nasib is currently a full-time artist living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org