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Colour reduction lino cut printing with Laura Boswell

Duration: 2 days, 10am - 4pm

Price: £180

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

Create a full colour linocut print using the reduction method (each print created from one piece of lino) using your own ideas and designs.

This informative and friendly course will introduce you to the process of making full colour linocuts, by hand without a press, using the reduction method.

You will learn how to turn your ideas into a design drawing appropriate for print and will work on a single piece of lino per image, cutting the block away as you print each layer of colour. You will be using a wide array of premixed inks to create six finished prints per block. This course will explore getting the most from your mark making and cutting along with the skills needed to print a clean and crisp multi-layered print.

You will take home your finished colour prints along with a comprehensive fact sheet and advice for printing at home without a printing press.

Laura Boswell is a renowned printmaker with a business background. She received her degree in Visual Art & Art History from The University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has undertaken several residencies in Japan, training with Japanese masters in traditional Japanese woodblock. Her prints feature in national collections including the House of Lords and the Library of Wales. In addition to her printmaking and public art commissions, she exhibits and teaches regularly and writes a monthly column for Artist and Illustrator’s Magazine.

What to bring:

Any sketches or photos that inspire you are welcome. We will work on your designs in class so no need to plan anything in detail. An apron or old clothes are advisable.

There will be a additional material fee of £15 for materials and sundries. This includes one block, more will be available to buy if needed (cost £3 per block).The materials fee is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools are provided. Please see the section above on costings of materials.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, although The Phoenix Kitchen, just next door, provide an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.

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“Laura's skill as an artist, married with her experience as a teacher and communicator, enabled us all to achieve beyond our expectations.”

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Laura Boswell is a true master of printmaking. It is an inspiration and a privilege to work with her.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th April 2019
Monday 22nd July 2019
  • Disabled access
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