2 Day Linocut and Mixed Media Printmaking Course Using Fabric and Paper: one to one
Annette has an MA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking and has been teaching for 25 years. She runs a successful business with her artist partner Mike Fenton block printing bespoke lampshades, cushions and limited edition prints. She organises the bi-annual Print in Action festival in Diss run at designermakers21 and Diss Corn Hall. bringing in printmaking specialists to exhibit and demonstrate. The 2 day printmaking course covers linocut and mixed media printing. Students get to print onto fabric - linen, cotton, satin etc., to create several cushion cover fronts or wall-hangings. A calico shopping bag and a blank medium-sized silk scarf are also included to block print onto, along with half a dozen blank greetings cards and sheets of paper. You will receive a lot of individual tuition, and have plenty of scope to create and print several variations of their print blocks within the allotted time. The aspects that have most delighted the students have been exploring the different marks made by the carving and engraving tools, the range of imagery possible and how to ink creatively and colourfully. Many have discovered 'jigsaw' linocuts for the first time and produced multi-coloured images using one print block. They have explored painterly stencil prints onto fabric too, experimenting with impressions of leaves, grasses feathers and lace etc., combined with block-printing of linocut motifs. Almost all students aim to purchase their own tools and materials to continue printing at home, which Annette gives guidance on plus suppliers lists. Annette works in designermakers21, a busy crafts centre alongside other craftspeople and takes students on a tour of the other studios and galleries in the centre for inspiration. These are great value courses run by a friendly encouraging tutor who is a professional printmaker. Diss has a train station, bus depot and nearby car parks to the craft centre.
What's included in the price?
Annette provides all materials - lino, vinyl, carving tools, drill, inks, rollers, printing press, paper, fabric (linen, cotton, satin), calico shopping bag, silk scarf, 6 greetings card blanks. Teas & coffees provided. She has recommendations for local accommodation if needed.
2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
- Public transport
- Suitable for beginners