In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of lino carving and printing, from the tools and materials you need, to lino carving methods and basic printing methods. We’ll start by carving simple patterns and then once you feel comfortable with using the tools, we’ll move on to carving out either a tree or an acorn and leaf design. Once the design is carved, we’ll go through the process of inking and printing up the carving, with plenty of advice on how to get a great print. We’ll also have a play with simple two colour printing and gradients. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be confident in creating and printing your own lino cuts. We’ll be using plenty of blockprinting ink in this workshop, so please either wear an apron or old clothes. This workshop is suitable for beginners. The workshop is held in the workshop in my own home, just outside Stanley, County Durham. Please note: access to my home involves stairs. There is a maximum number of three people on the workshop, so you will receive plenty of individual attention and tuition.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided, just bring yourself! Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I’m Carrie, and I’m an artist and art and crafts teacher based in Stanley, north east England. I have been teaching art and crafts since the early 2000s and teach a weekly art and craft workshop in the local area for a social prescribing programme. Through personal experience, and having lived with depression and anxiety since the early 1990s, I know just how engaging with art and crafts can bring about a wonderful sense of wellbeing and relaxation. I absolutely love passing on my knowledge and the benefits of art and craft for wellbeing. I particularly enjoy teaching absolute beginners, so rest assured, whatever your art and craft experience, I will guide you through the process and make it as enjoyable as I can for you! I love to share my knowledge and tips and techniques, so I hope you'll find the classes fun and informative.
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