Lino Printing Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate



Spend a day learning the wonderful technique of Lino Printing. Guided by artist and tutor Karen, she will teach you the skills for successful Lino cutting. Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking. The class will take place in our 100sqm craft barn where you will take in the beautiful surrounding views of Hanwell Wine Estate for inspiration. What you will learn- The best tools and materials to use Composing your design to cutting and printing your block How to use reduction, multi-block or masking techniques for multicoloured or monochrome prints. What you will make- 2 abstract artworks printed on card 2 Lino cut pictures printed onto cards in different colours to create different effects. Who is the workshop for? – Perfect for all levels of ability, no experience needed. What is included – 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. Outline of your session 10am – Arrival and enjoy light refreshments Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Karen You will forage around the estate for natural materials to create your first abstract artwork. Learn about the tools, materials and techniques Refreshments with a snack Enjoy a 2 course homemade lunch served with local wine Continue where you left off Refreshment break 4pm -Home time with your wonderful picture and bag 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 8. (Please note: a minimum number of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead)

What's included in the price?

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

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners.


Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, , Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG