Linocut basics - an introduction for beginners

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Description

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:
* There is a strict parking limit of 2 free hours on the road outside, the course will therefore begin and end promptly to prevent you from getting a parking ticket!*
* 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*

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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

Maker

Judith Westrup at Rambling Hen Prints

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Venue

18 Cornwallis Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8BA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired

Duration

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

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Reviews

In-person
Ali - - #38596

My daughter and I spent a really enjoyable morning learning how to linocut and we made numerous prints to take away. Judith is lovely and friendly, and very talented. The course cost was very reasonable too. I would definitely recommend.

Response from Rambling Hen Prints:

Hi Ali and Sarah, thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great fun teaching you and I hope the recipients of your handprinted Easter cards will be very impressed!

In-person
Zoe - - #38571

As two complete novices we found Judith to be a great teacher and we were delighted and proud of our efforts at the end. Looking forward to a revisit and learning more. Judith’s own work was an inspiration. A wonderful way to spend a morning.

Response from Rambling Hen Prints:

Dear Zoe and Julia, thank you for your lovely review! I very much enjoyed teaching you - you both created such great prints!

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