Rasa Festival | Art from India: Printmaking workshop by Sajeev Visweswaran
Tuesday September 11, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
As part of the Rasa Festival, this one-day workshop will give a basic introduction to the relief printmaking using the linocut technique. Relief printing refers to a technique where images are transferred to paper from the raised portion of a carved or etched block. In this technique, drawings are made on a linoleum block and the negative space is carved out from the desired areas. In the next stage, ink is applied on the surface using a roller. Finally, prints are taken using a manual spooning technique, which applied pressure to the ink and paper transfers the image to paper.
Sajeev Vadakoottu Visweswaran is a visual artist based in New Delhi and Ann Arbor. While he works in many media and styles, drawing always comes at the center of his work. He has maintained a focus on minimalist lines and measures etchings throughout his repertoire. Sajeev's works draw on the tension between the mundane activities of everyday life and his political sensibilities, between his young life in village India and the world of fine art. Sajeev is one of the curators of the contemporary Indian art exhibition titled "An Other India: Diverse Impressions," on view at the Riverside Arts Center during the month of September.
Rasa is an innovative India-themed multi-arts festival, produced by Akshara, and held annually in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The festival runs from September 1st-October 7th, 2018. For more information, see rasafestival.org.