Beginner Linocut workshop * Please pick any date for booking and then get in touch if you would like to arrange a different date/time * Come and learn the basic principles of linocut printmaking in the friendly environment of my kitchen studio. You will be working on one A6 design, and I will guide you through all the steps from planning, transferring, carving and proofing, to printing your design. No printmaking experience required, and people of all ages and artistic abilities are welcome. Even if you think you can't draw, you WILL be able to print! I can adapt my course for family groups with older children and special educational needs. If you have any access needs, please do contact me and I will do my best to adapt my equipment to your requirements. All the tools and equipment will be provided. The workshop is designed to teach you some basic linocut techniques for printing with plenty of time for experimentation and asking questions, so that you will leave with skills to take printmaking further if you wish. You will take home all the prints and blocks you make on the day. [*I will not provide any tools to take home*] Equipment used during this workshop include: : - traditional art lino, 10cm square or A6 size - carving tools (Pfeil, Japanese, flexcut) - soft and hard brayers - professional oil-based inks - printmaking paper - a Victorian cast-iron book press - hand printing equipment - bone folders, wooden spoons, bamboo barens You are very welcome to bring your own designs / sketches, and there are vintage books and illustrations here for for inspiration should you need it. If you already own carving tools it's a good idea to bring these along so you learn new skills with familiar tools as well as those used in the workshop. Please wear old clothes or a craft apron, because ink does get everywhere! Maximum group size: 4 Location: central Maidstone, Kent. Parking: Free parking on the road (please allow time to find parking spaces). The workshop is fully insured.

What's included in the price?

+ All course materials are provided. + Coffee, tea and squash provided, as well as biscuits. + Information sheet on good, basic printmaking equipment + Your carved lino plate and any sketches and prints you make


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Rambling Hen Prints

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Hello, I'm Judith. I'm the Printmaker behind Rambling Hen Prints. I studied Art A-level and remained creative in all sorts of mediums while I trained and worked as a Speech and Language Therapist and raised my family. I started linocut three years ago, and I instantly fell in love. I have printed every day since, and before I knew it, I was a selling printmaker and I started teaching linocut. I love teaching and enabling others, both in my day job as a speech therapist and as a printmaker.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
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18 Cornwallis Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BA