Step-by-step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block. Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking. Whether you're making a limited edition print series, designing your own card, or experimenting with repeat pattern work, this workshop is perfect for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. This workshop is available as a 1-day or a 2-day course. Many students come to both days (Saturday and Sunday) to practice different linocut printmaking techniques each day, using reduction, multi block or masking techniques for multicoloured or monochrome prints. Sometimes people ask me "If I've attended your printmaking workshop before, can I come again?" Yes, of course! People return to the workshop over and over again. Returning students use the workshop as an opportunity to develop their ideas further or to practice a new technique (e.g multi block, reduction etc.) And many people return simply for the joy of spending a whole day entirely devoted to creative printmaking. Max 8 people in each workshop. Please contact Olivia using the 'message the tutor' button to join her Early Bird Newsletter for advance notice of all her workshops. Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor and printmaker, specialising in woodcut and linocut techniques. She studied at Goldsmiths' College (BA Hons. Fine Art & Art History), she is a member of the Printmakers Council and her work is exhibited through out the UK. Her studio is at Bull Mill Arts, an artist's community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate, on the banks of the beautiful river Wylye surrounded by water meadows and woodland.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided including: - Linocutting gouges - Linoleum - Bench hook - Roller - Water-based printing ink - Inking plate - Printing baren - Cartridge paper - Tracing paper - Carbon sheets - Drawing equipment. Plentiful images are provided for you to use as inspiration or templates. You are also very welcome to bring your own preparatory material. If you have your own preferred lino tools or printing papers, do bring them with you too. Tea/coffee/refreshments are available all day. Please bring your own pack lunch and wear appropriate studio clothes, overalls or aprons.
1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor and printmaker. She studied at Goldsmiths' College (Fine Art & Art History BA Hons.) She is a resident artist at Bull Mill Arts, a creative community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire. Olivia is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and of the Printmakers Council; her work is exhibited in London and throughout the UK.
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
- Corporate days out & team building
- Parking provided