Linocut card printing for beginners

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Make your own handprinted cards, using linocut techniques! You will be working on one 10x10cm square card design, and I will guide you through all the steps from planning, transferring, carving and proofing, to printing your design. You'll be in the friendly environment of my kitchen studio, with tea/coffee and biscuits provided to fuel your creativity. I have vintage books and illustrations for inspiration, but please feel free to bring along your own sketches. You will be working with traditional art linoleum, professional carving tools and a Victorian cast-iron printing press.

You will make several prints of your design, and the course includes 5 card blanks and envelopes so you can assemble your own greetings cards at home once your prints have dried.

No printmaking experience required, and people of all ages and artistic abilities are welcome. Even if you think you can't draw, you WILL be able to print! I can adapt my course for family groups with older children and special educational needs. If you have any access needs, please do contact me and I will do my best to adapt my equipment to your requirements.

Please note:
* There is a strict parking limit of 2 free hours on the road outside, the course will therefore begin and end promptly to prevent you from getting a parking ticket!*
* I will not provide any tools or equipment to take home*
* your prints will likely take a few days to dry thoroughly, as we will be working with professional oil-based inks. I will wrap them securely in tissue paper and provide instructions on drying at home*

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

+ All course materials are provided.
+ Coffee, tea and squash provided, as well as biscuits.
+ 5 square (12x12cm) Kraft card blanks and matching envelopes for mounting your prints when they are dry.
+ information sheet on good, basic printmaking equipment
+ your carved lino plate and any sketches and prints you make
+ complimentary handprinted bookmark


Judith Westrup at Rambling Hen Prints

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18 Cornwallis Road
ME16 8BA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired


2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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