Live from the Studio: Nikita Yogaraj
In this virtual artist talk and demonstration, Nikita Yogaraj walks participants through techniques for designing and carving linoleum blocks safely by hand, at home, without a traditional press. She demonstrates how to use a carving tool, how to roll out block printing ink and apply it to the block, hand-printing a block onto paper to create a print, different ink applications, and how to label and sign artwork. This block-printing approach can be used to make stamps, holiday cards, art prints, analog zines, and more.
About the artist
South Asian American Nikita Yogaraj (she/her) is a Baltimore artist and printmaker specializing in linocut block prints. Her artwork has portrait and botanical themes, with styles building on protest posters and fiction and nonfiction graphical storytelling.
Image by Nikita Yogaraj