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Linocut & print - beginner & mid level - with Artist Catherine Carmyllie, Liverpool



A creative workshop with Liverpool based Artist Catherine Carmyllie in her quirky artist studio space. Catherine has over 25 years experience teaching arts and crafts across various subjects: drawing, painting mixed media, textile techniques such as stitch, felt, dye, print. The studio can accommodate up to 8 students comfortably. An airy light space decorated like a garden room with Artist work and equipment everywhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in this creative experience. From this ground floor creative unit, Catherine runs her small online business selling her own artwork along with arts materials & equipment - all over the world! Here she packs up orders with her 2 Artist friends - fitting in some of her own creative work along the way. Come & experience a workshop class here, meet Catherine & spend a few hours away from everyday life. Beginner class 2nd Oct Christmas cards beginner class 20th Nov Mid level/intermediate 8th Oct Beginner class itinerary: There is an information handout to take away, however Catherine begins by giving some background about linocut & print. Plenty examples of other Artists, of Catherine's own work and also past students. Move on to a demonstration how to best use a cutting tool, then a brief practice yourself. You are encouraged to bring along your own ideas however there are templates to copy for those who prefer to focus on technique. All materials & equipment provided. Learn & try out different printing papers, cards, postcards & even try out the print press. Linocut is a super easy activity with great results. Made popular by Picasso & Matisse, you will work with lino cutting tools to carve your design onto a lino sheet. Make this as easy or difficult as you like! Chat through your idea personally with Catherine, she will point out any risks and best approach. You will be working with your own printing kit on loan from Catherine with an option to buy this kit at the end of the workshop so you can continue being creative at home. WARNING - this activity is super addictive. Suitable age 11 upwards supervised. Mid Level class itinerary: For this class Catherine will explain and demonstrate multi block printing, jigsaw printing, reduction printing & chine colle. This class is very tutor led due to the amount of new technique to cover. All of these you can easily complete larger projects at home on a kitchen or dining room table. You will be encouraged to carve out very simple designs yourself to compete small example projects. Focus is on technique rather than finished work. You will take home lots of experience & knowledge along with your simple print projects. This class is for somebody who wants to understand & have guidance with more advanced linocut & print techniques to later build on. You will be working with your own printing kit on loan from Catherine with an option to buy this kit or any other equipment & materials at the end of the workshop so you can continue being creative at home. Feel free to bring your own tools & materials if you prefer. Tea, coffee, biscuits provided. Parking is free in surrounding streets - ground floor studio with own toilet/kitchen. Please contact me directly for any accessibility queries.

What's included in the price?

Tuition & all materials, tea, coffee, biscuits


3 hours (12:30pm to 3:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Clever Hands is a small business & Art Studio based in Liverpool UK run by Artist Catherine Carmyllie. When the pandemic hit, creative classes at the studio had to pause. Catherine began sending out arts materials by post so that her students could continue being creative at home. Since then the business has grown and has 3 learning options: purchase a kit online, visit the studio in person or watch the video tutorials free online, learning at your own pace. Catherine also exhibits & sells her own artwork.


Clever Hands Art Studio, 367B Aigburth Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 0BP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
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