Arranged at a time & date to suit you! This in-depth workshop is designed for people who really want to get to grips with lino, either as a beginner or someone with some printmaking experience who wants to develop their skills further. We can go over all the basics as well as try out specialist techniques such as registration, planning layers for multiblock prints, gradient or rainbow rolls, honing your tools etc. This 5 hour workshop in my kitchen studio in Kent will be tailored to you, and you will be able to try a wide range of professional equipment in a friendly environment, and ask questions along the way. You will be leaving with a better idea on improving your printmaking, and you will take home all the prints and blocks you make on the day. You will also receive a goodybag full of surface and paper samples, as well as an extensive information sheet of the many printmaking equipment options available. [*I will not provide any tools to take home*] You will have access to a range of: - carving surfaces (lino, flooring lino, speedycarve, polymer plates - all 10cm square or A6 size) - carving tools (Esdee, Pfeil, Japanese, flexcut) - brayers (soft & hard) - inks (oil & water based, such as Cranfield and Hawthorn) - extenders, drier and tack reducers for ink - printmaking papers - presses (two Victorian cast-iron book presses, a FOME etching press, and A5 Pooki presses) - hand printing equipment - bone folders, wooden spoons, bamboo barens - registration devices such as the Ternes-Burton system - honing devices (slipstrop, honing compound, leather) I can also cover topics such as planning the layers for making multiblock prints, free inking and making printing masks. We will go over problem-solving in printmaking, so that you leave more confident about how to improve your printmaking practice. You are very welcome to bring designs / sketches and plates you have already carved, and I will also have books and pictures here for inspiration should you need them. You will not need to bring anything, but you are very welcome to bring your own tools if you prefer - I can then also show you how to hone your tools. It is advisable to wear old clothes or a craft apron, because ink does get everywhere! Upon booking, please do let me know if there is anything particular you would like to learn so that I can tailor the workshop to your needs. Location: The workshop will take place in central Maidstone, Kent, UK, and free parking is provided on the road in a residents' parking bay (a visitor permit will be provided) The workshops are fully insured.

What's included in the price?

All course materials are provided. Coffee, tea, squash and biscuits provided. A goody-bag of paper and surface samples. An extensive information sheet about printmaking equipment and suppliers. You will leave with your carved lino plate and any prints you make.


5 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Rambling Hen Prints

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Hello, I'm Judith. I'm the Printmaker behind Rambling Hen Prints. I studied Art A-level and remained creative in all sorts of mediums while I trained and worked as a Speech and Language Therapist and raised my family. I started linocut three years ago, and I instantly fell in love. I have printed every day since, and before I knew it, I was a selling printmaker and I started teaching linocut. I love teaching and enabling others, both in my day job as a speech therapist and as a printmaker.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • UK Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Public transport
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18 Cornwallis Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BA