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Linocut at designermakers21 craft centre in Diss, Norfolk

Spring Hare linocut by A Rolston

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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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 Rolston at Annette Rolston
21 St. Nicholas Street
IP22 4LB
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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- - #28891

What a great day we had. We decided to have Mum and daughter day with a difference. Annette was great, showing us lots examples of different techniques before we decided what we wanted to try. Annette was happy to let us experiment and gave us her undivided attention. Her work is a great inspiration. Can heartily recommend as a great way to spend the day...and you never know you might find a new hobby.

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- - #28110

I had an absolutely wonderful time on the course with Annette! I felt immediately welcomed and so at home, designermakers21 is an absolutely fabulous place with so many artists and creators under one roof. The class runs with just 2 students so we were very well supported throughout the day and able to learn the skills of lino cutting quickly. Annette is a fabulous artist and her work is such an inspiration. Both myself and the other student were given the freedom to create exactly what we had wanted and I have come away with a selection of fantastic prints. The difficulty is choosing which to hang on my wall! We were taught a range of cutting and inking techniques and had a great time using the enormous press!

I couldn't recommend the course more, or a visit to designermakers21 for that matter!

Thank you so much for everything Annette!

In-person course
- - #24333

My daughter, husband and I spent the day learning how to lino cut with Annette. We had a fantastic time. Annette is a brilliant teacher (patient, kind, and great at giving just the right advice) and very skilled in lino cutting which means you learn fast and can create a successful plate and great prints all in a day. The venue is great too. I couldn't recommend this course highly enough. Thank you for a lovely day.

In-person course
- - #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 😀

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- - #20388

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 😀

In-person course
- - #20207

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.

In-person course
- - #17371

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.

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