About the Course
Join Alix to learn how to carve and print your own linocut edition; and what's all this about using a spoon???
Held at a wonderful venue just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon this is a single colour linocut workshop. The day will run from 9.30am - 4.30pm (approx).
You will create a hand-printed edition of either prints or greeting cards and learn techniques to take away to be able carry on your printing adventures at home; including learning the magic of printing with a spoon! All techniques can be easily used at home - no need for a printing press or expensive equipment.
We will explore using linocut tools before embarking on creating designs to be printed.
This course is suitable for beginners or those with previous linocut experience - even if that was a lesson at school!
The day costs £70 and includes a delicious light lunch and afternoon coffee and cake. It includes tuition as well as all materials and equipment you will need on the day.
You can book this course on my website - link can be found above; please go to the 'buy' page.
Places per session are limited to 6.
Alix began her own artist career as a linocut artist after attending a linocut course, and the passion grew from there! Alix has a particular interest in creating contemporary linocuts of birds and wildlife. She has exhibited her work within Coventry, Warwickshire and the West MIdlands, including at The Herbert Art Gallery, and is an active member of Warwickshire Open Studios. She is also a qualified Primary School Teacher and studied teaching and Art at University.
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?
All materials necessary for the day to create an edition of prints or greetings cards.
Light lunch and afternoon coffee and cake. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
What a highly enjoyable day! I think I might have found yet another craft I want to pursue. This workshop was an excellent introduction to the art of Linocut printing. Alix is an excellent and highly knowledgeable tutor and she gives you space to have a go but is on hand to help out if things start going awry.
It was fantastic to have not just one, but six finished artworks to come away with.
I'm definitely going to pursue Linocut printing further - I'm already on the internet looking at equipment!
A thoroughly enjoyable workshop, in a relaxed, creative atmosphere - thank you Alix.
Susan Resuggan - - #24654
Response from Alix Almond Art:Hi Susan, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed if and that you're already looking at equipment and have been bitten by the printmaking bug - I did warn you it was addictive! It was such a lovely workshop, and you should be really proud of your print too. And you are right, it is such a great venue! Thank you again, Alix.
My second trip to Bonds for a Linocut day with Alix was just as much fun and success as my first!
What could be better on a rubbish wet August day than be tucked up with like minded 'crafty' folk in the arm and dry enjoying their company, a laugh, good food (Bonds do wonderful catering) and excellent teaching. Alix is really good at urging you on to do bigger and better. Endlessly patient. I feel very inspired after a day with her!
Suzanne - - #24034
Response from Alix Almond Art:Thank you Suzanne, it was great to be in the warm and dry printing on such a miserable (weather) day with you both - so much fun! I agree, it is such a good venue and I am so pleased you are happy with your print, and so you should be, it is great! Thank you again for your kind words. Alix
I had traumatic memories of Lino cutting at school but I have been totally converted by this excellent workshop. Alix was very informative and everyone was able to work at their own speed in a very relaxed atmosphere. I have already put my new found skills to use and look forward to doing another course with Alix soon
J. Soans - - #23435
Response from Alix Almond Art:I am so pleased to have helped you get over your trauma Julia! Thank you very much for your kind words - and thank you for sharing your latest print with me too; you should be really proud of your linocuts, they are great! Alix.
A super day with really good guidance from Alix. Everything was provided for the group of six which was the perfect size for this activity. The standard of work was high, thanks to Alix with her help and advice. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to have a go at linocut. Good venue as well.
Anne Whick - - #23382
Response from Alix Almond Art:Hello Anne, it was a great day, and yes, the standard of prints was excellent - I am really pleased you enjoyed it. I hope you get your 'Geese' print framed and up on the wall! Thank you for your kind words. Alix.
A great experience!
I'm so pleased with my first intro to lino print & with Alix's skillful & patient tuition I have 6 prints which I cannot believe I created....
I will definitely be signing up for another of Alix's workshops, I'm hooked!
Billie Ball - - #23376
Response from Alix Almond Art:Hi Billie, thank you so much! It was a lovely day, and your Moonlit Forest print was great. I am so pleased you enjoyed it; thank you for your kind words - and have been hooked by linocut - it is addictive!! Alix
A really different and inspiring day. Much fun and laughter along the way and I came home with 6 hand printed, limited edition prints created by me. I have never done lino cutting before but Alix made these easy and fun. Everything we needed was provided.
Sandra Twaddell - - #22007
Response from Alix Almond Art:It was a fun day wasn't it! Thank you so much for your kind words - I am pleased that you had a great day, and your hummingbird print was fab. Alix.
An excellent course in pleasant surroundings . Great atmosphere and a very informative tutor - so keen and enthusiastic about her subject. Has invigorated my interest in Lino printing.
Terry Porter - - #21992
Response from Alix Almond Art:Thank you Terry - I am so pleased that it has helped you catch the printmaking bug! I look forward to seeing your future creations - especially if they are equally as good as your rhino print! Alix.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was a delight to spend the day with like minded people, in lovely surroundings, doing something creative. I think it is worth saying that this course is suitable for everyone, you do not need any artistic ability, just a little imagination and the results are stunning. Alix's aim is not just to give you an entertaining day but also to give you sufficient knowledge of the methods and materials such that you would be confident to continue grow your skills in this medium.
Thank you Alix
maggie Barber - - #21912
Response from Alix Almond Art:Thank you Maggie - it was a really great day, and yes, fabulous to spend time with like-minded people. I hope you have got your Dancing Hare print framed up. Lovely to meet you, and thank you again for your kind words, I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day. Alix.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Suitable for beginners. Alix was knowledgeable, personable, attentive and most importantly patient. She took us through the process, step by step and was always available for guidance. I came away with a work of art which I immediately hung on the wall. I was so proud of what I achieved. Would definitely recommend the course.
Clare - - #21209
Response from Alix Almond Art:Thank you Clare - it was so lovely to hear how quickly you framed your prints too! I am really pleased you enjoyed it, and that you are (rightly so!) proud of the artwork you made. It was great to meet you, Alix.
What a fantastic workshop learning all about linocut. Alix was an engaging teacher - generous with her time and knowledge.
We learnt about the different types of materials, inks and equipment before cutting our own designs.
We each produced 6 finished prints that we were thrilled with. I would recommend this course to complete beginners like myself or to folk with previous linocut experience.
Thank you again Alix (and JC!)
Selina - - #21198
Response from Alix Almond Art:Thank you for your kind words Selina, it was great to meet you at the weekend, and you should be really proud of your print. Alix
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