Linocut - Print your own greetings cards! EVENING workshop

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Description

Make your own handprinted Christmas cards, using linocut techniques! You will be working on one postcard-sized card 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, handprinting tools and a Victorian cast-iron printing press. There will be coloured paper for printing, and towards Christmas the metallic inks are also going to come out to add some extra sparkle to your cards! You will make several prints of your design, and the course includes 10 card blanks and envelopes so you can assemble your own Christmas cards at home once your prints have dried. You will also be able to use our carved lino block to handprint more cards at home. No printmaking experience is 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, squash and biscuits provided. + 10 square (12x12cm) or A6 Kraft card blanks and matching envelopes for mounting your prints when they are dry. + information sheet on good, basic printmaking equipment + your carved lino plate and any sketches and prints you make + complimentary handprinted bookmark

Duration

2½ hours (6:00pm to 8:30pm)

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

18 Cornwallis Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BA