What we're about
Block of 4 Saturdays 2-5pm
This workshop is an introduction to basic and advanced lino printing principles and methods. \
You will be given practical demonstrations of techniques and instruction on the use of equipment. \
Starting with developing fine cutting techniques and exploring line, tone and texture to produce monochromatic prints. \
Then you will learn how to design, carve and print multi-block linocuts in colour and how to register different layers. \
Through a series of exercises, you will learn how to mix and control colour and how to work with transparent layers to create more colours.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to:
use cutting tools confidently to create a rich variety of marks \
make linocuts by the reduction method \
make and use registration template for multiple block printing \
print using a relief press and burnish by hand
All basic materials are provided. It is recommended that you bring visual source material i.e. photos, postcards, sketchbooks, drawings as inspiration. Keep your design simple enough to achieve a finished print.
All levels are welcome.