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Description

Come and learn the basic principles of linocut printing. You will be working on one 10x15cm (A6, postcard size) design, and I will guide you through all the steps from planning, transferring, carving and proofing, to printing your design. You'll be in the friendly environment of my kitchen studio, with tea/coffee and biscuits provided to fuel your creativity. I have vintage books and illustrations for inspiration, but please feel free to bring along your own sketches. You will be working with traditional art linoleum, professional carving tools and a Victorian cast-iron printing press. 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. Please note: * I will not provide any tools or equipment to take home* * your prints will likely take a few days to dry thoroughly, as we will be working with professional oil-based inks. I will wrap them securely in tissue paper and provide instructions on drying at home*

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 + complimentary handprinted bookmark

Duration

2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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

Maker

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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)
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
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Venue

18 Cornwallis Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BA