By: Alexis Stark
The Center for Poetry interns celebrated the end of 2017 learning a new form of art: linocuts!
Thanks to the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), the Center staff had the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge of different art forms through the teachings of retired MSU professor and linocut print artist, Laura DeLind.
Over the course of three workshop sessions, they learned the materials, carving, concepts of positive and negative space and how to make ideas come to life. Designs ranged from pictures of pets and family memories to ideas born of pure imagination.
Director Anita Skeen and Assistant Director Laurie Hollinger also took park in the fun.
This activity served as a great bonding and learning experience for the whole Poetry Center Staff, and also offered the interns a way to contribute to the design and production of the letterpress broadsides created for the Spring Poetry Festival.
To see more of our art adventures, check out this video, put together by intern S.F. McGlone, who researched the history of linocut printing and documented the process.