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Linocut at designermakers21 craft centre in Diss, Norfolk


Duration: 1 day, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £65

Run by: Annette Rolston
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designermakers21
21 St. Nicholas Street
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4LB

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About the Course

Develop a linocut image, either A6 or A5 in scale.

Study professional linocuts by Annette Rolston and Mike Fenton, also examples of other students prints and printmaking reference books.

Try out professional cutting tools, experiment with mark-making. Use traditional grey lino and a new softer vinyl.

Carve the image then print in black and white on paper through a printing press as well as learning hand printing techniques. Subsequently, print over a monoprinted background, then try over printing in colour. Print several prints in the session, fabric offcuts available as well as a selection of papers. Explore some colour inking, masking and layering techniques if time allows.

There is usually 2 in the group, no previous experience needed. Professional and friendly tuition.

If you have any images that you would like to work with please bring them along, otherwise there will be images provided. Bring a packed lunch and an apron.

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?

I provide 2 types of lino to try out, A6 or A5 in size, professional cutting tools, safety blocks, paper, inks, press, reference books, my linocut and other artists and students prints to study, images to trace if needed, tracing/transfer paper, pencils rulers erasers. I also provide teas, coffees and biscuits.

There are 3 parking bays on the street outside designermakers21, otherwise there is a handy car park on Shelfanger Rd a couple of minutes walk, free all day on a Sunday.



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Bought this for my mums birthday present. Had a wonderful day learning how to make prints, so proud of mine 😊. My mum says its her best birthday present ever. My teenage daughter came and enjoyed it a change from being glued to her phone. A really enjoyable day for everyone. Thank you 😀

- - #20389

Bought this for my mums birthday present. Had a wonderful day learning how to make prints, so proud of mine 😊. My mum says its her best birthday present ever. My teenage daughter came and enjoyed it a change from being glued to her phone. A really enjoyable day for everyone. Thank you 😀

- - #20388

My son and I spent a wonder day with Annette on Sunday. She immediately put us at our ease and her warmth, enthusiasm and passion spilled over as she gave us a tour of the shop/studios at the beginning of our visit. We both really enjoyed the lino cut workshop and found the whole experience relaxing and rewarding. Her patience and kindness in helping us through the process from initial mark making and experimentation to inking up and trying out different ways to use the templates we'd made has really inspired me to go on and try it myself at home. I have never considered myself to be at all artistic, but with her expertise, guidance, reassurance and encouragement I now feel that I could produce something to be proud of. I can't wait to have a go.

- - #20207

Annette is a fabulous teacher and shares her knowkedge and experience very generously for every lesson. She showed us a variety of styles and we were all able to create our own projects. I learnt that lino cutting is very versatile and that its normal for a cutting to take many hours. I would throroughly and wholeheartedly recomend this course if you fancy a fun day making prints.

- - #17371

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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