Spend a day learning the wonderful technique of lino printing. Guided by our exceptionally talented, artist and tutor Karen Miele, you will take inspiration from the beautiful surrounding countryside and forage from the estate for natural materials to create an abstract piece of artwork to create a picture and then print onto a tote or make up bag.
Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for table top linocut printmaking. Step-by-step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block, using reduction, multi block or masking techniques for multicoloured or monochrome prints.
This workshop is perfect for all levels of ability, no experience needed.
Outline of your session:
9.55am - Arrival and enjoy light refreshments
10.00am - Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Karen
10.05am - Be inspired by what you are about to make
Shown the tools, materials and techniques
Start work on your picture
11.15am - Refreshments with a snack
12.30pm - Enjoy a 2 course homemade lunch served with wine
1.15pm - Continue where you left off
3.00pm - Refreshment break
4.00pm - Home time with your wonderful picture and bag
About your tutor Karen Miele
Karen is an exceptionally talent abstract artist and printmaker. Two of her major interests are the spontaneity of mark making, and the many ways (whether natural or artificial ) by which textures and colours in our environment can mature and change. Choosing to work in series and layers so her work can evolve, adding an element of surprise to the finished product. This approach allows each piece to branch out and follow a unique path of its own – shaped by the techniques and treatments applied, yet still sharing common themes.
Combining printmaking and painting techniques with mixed media and found objects to explore and create a broad range of tones and textures. By placing hard edges alongside organic textures, she can manufacture sticking contrasts while maintaining balance. She enjoys working with the unpredictable patterns that form as each piece progresses. She takes inspiration from both her materials and surroundings. Having spent her childhood by the Cornish coast and Peak District both locations have informed her work for many years. Studying at De Montford University she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts, specialising in abstract painting and printmaking.
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials, tools, 2 course homemade lunch served with wine are included in the workshop price so you don’t need to bring anything, just yourself.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)