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 or telephone us. 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.
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.
Becky Thompson - - #17371
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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