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Colour linocut printing workshop at Greystoke Castle Print Studios

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About the Course

All courses are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Over this two day lino cut printing course, you will learn how to produce bold, colourful linocuts, learn the basics of print registration, and develop ideas for the production of print editions. Included in the course are ideas for producing card blocks which, in combination with lino, can produce prints reminiscent of Japanese ukiyo-e imagery. For beginners and experienced artists alike.

Bill Cummins specialises in oil painting and all forms of printmaking. His work has been exhibited widely – including at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and Lakes Artists – and he has taught all forms of art activity for many years.

Bill would wish you to bring with you some sort of coloured image from which a design can be created. Since this is only a two-day course it will probably be sufficient to create an image of two (or at the most, three) colours together with the white of the paper as a third colour, for example: one or two blocks to print in colour, together with a “key” block to print in black. These, together with the white of the white of the paper, will produce a minimum of three colours, but with over-printing can produce many more. Therefore it would be helpful for you to bring ideas from which a bold, simple design may be created.

Once you have learned the technique you will, of course, be then able to produce a print with as many blocks as you wish!

The studio is set in the beautiful grounds of Greystoke Castle Estate, the studio is fully equipped, bright, spacious and well lit, catering for all ages and abilities. The class is taught in a small group (maximum of 5 people) so there is plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tuition with Bill.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided but some preparatory work is required. Please see the detail in the description above.

Tea and coffee is provided but please bring your own lunch. The local shop sells a small selection of sandwiches.

There is plenty of accommodation to be found in the local area and village.


Bill Cummins at Greystoke Castle Print Studio
Unit 1, Greystoke Castle Estate
CA11 0TG
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