Join Claire in her countryside studio where you will learn how to design and carve your own lino printing blocks.
The workshop begins with an introduction to linocut, everyone is taught how to use the carving tools and the basic cutting techniques. An initial practice block is made which allows students to experiment with mark making. Students are often surprised at how quickly their skills develop.
Everyone will be guided through the process of designing repeating patterns and you will be shown how to ink your lino block and how to print onto fabric.
You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however there will be plenty of inspiration at hand to help you plan your design.
Your printed fabric panels could be made into cushion covers, sewn into bags, used for upholstery etc.
By the end of the workshop you will have gained confidence as a printmaker and you will have all the skills needed to continue printmaking at home. You will also be given a printmaking guide booklet to remind you of all the techniques.
The workshop is hands-on, creative and very informative. Everything is explained clearly with demonstrations, lots of support and advice is given throughout and there will be plenty of individual tuition time.
Claire is a friendly and encouraging teacher, she has exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers, at The Mall Galleries in London, as well as regularly taking part in Oxfordshire Art Weeks.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience - Over 16s.
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?
All tools and materials are provided including:
carving gouges, linoleum, drawing equipment, non-slip mat, inks, rollers, and fabrics to print on as well as complimentary tea, coffee and cake! There are no extra costs
I had so much fun on this course! Claire has an infectious enthusiasm for lino and wood cutting, and was an excellent teacher. All equipment is provided and you dont need any prior experience. Claire's studio is lovely, and her pieces are really inspiring. There is enough time on the course to learn the basics, make several lino cuts and produce a printed fabric to take home. I was really pleased with what we were able to produce.
A really well planned workshop on fabric printing. All tools and fabric was provided, along with a leaflet to take home as a reminder. I learned a lot and feel ready to try the techniques at home to create my own fabric for soft furnishing in future. Claire was calm and reassuring and created a relaxed creative space. Such an enjoyable day.
Claire's lino cutting course was brilliant: educational, fun, creative, and supportive. The session was very well planned and organised. All the materials were laid out in the studio, with a full set of cutting implements for each of us, a range of printing presses and inks, and a generous supply of materials to print on. Claire also had files of materials to inspire us, which was really helpful, not to mention a lovely garden to stroll in.
It was amazing how much Claire fitted into the time: we went from total basics through to printing our own beautiful artworks in just a few hours, and yet nothing felt at all rushed. Claire created a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the room, and made time to answer our questions and give us individual support and attention. By the end of the session, all of us had printed a stack of cards to take home, and we were all extremely pleased with what we'd produced. We also left with all the skills, confidence and information we'd need to continue linocutting at home. This is one of the best craft courses I've taken, and excellent value for money too. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
Claire is a dedicated and inspiring teacher; her course is thorough, fun and flexible. She carefully took us through all the processes and techniques and embraced each of our ideas. Everyone was excited by the printing and fabric created. It was a wonderful day in a delightful workshop with a great teacher.
We all want to do more printing!
Thank you, Claire