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In December of 2013, I had the chance to organize a Workshop at La Esmeralda, the National School of Art, in Mexico City. The invited artist this time was Germán Flores, director of the Carving School of La Esmeralda. During one intense weekend, we learned the technique of Carving on Linoleum, inspired by urban landscapes.

The first step is to draw on the linoleum, and then start carving!

Where did everyone go?

Ahh, to have a break!

On sunday, we where anxious to start printing!!!

The invited artist, Germán Flores, showing us some examples of his work.

Cristi was the first one to print! Good Luck Cristi!!


 

How did it come out?

Cristi with her finished print!

Some of the prints drying…

Polo chose a riot on the streets of Turkey.

Paola chose a mural by ROA as an inspiration for her first carving.

Emilio worked on a landscape with many layers and depth.

Frank and his first linoleum carvin ever! wow!!

I did a carving in two pieces, lets see what comes out!

Mara putting the ink on her linoleum

Ready, set, go!!

Mara with a view of Amsterdam! beautiful!!

Some of the print tests drying…

Mario in action!

Surprise!

It seemed as Mario had plenty of time and did two linoleums in one day! Here, his dog is slowly coming out 🙂

Daniela is ready to print as well!!

Eva working on the last details

Eva and her urban landscape carving, look at all that windows!!!

And myself with a tropical dream place.

Thank you all for participating, it was for sure a beautiful and amazing experience!

Special Thanks to Daniela Fontaine who was the official photographer of the workshop! 🙂

Lets meet for the next workshop very soon: