About the Course
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One day Reduction Linocut printmaking with Janet Dickson
We are delighted that Janet has agreed to travel from her Northumberland home & print studio to take her wonderful Linocut courses at Greystoke. Her style, love of garden, flora and landscape fit perfectly; and hopefully we'll be holding at least one of her courses in the garden!
During the class Janet will teach students the importance of design suitable for linocut, how to create and cut using the different tools provided, learn about various inks , using rollers and blending colours.
Linocut students will be creating a multi layer print using several colours if required. They will be printing by hand, without the need for a press. The size of each linocut will be approximately A5 size
Janet Dickson is a printmaker whose work interprets pattern and design in the garden and landscape, creating, lithographs and monotypes as well as her multilayered linocuts. Many of Janet's prints begin life in her sketchbooks, from drawings made on location.
"I am inspired by plants and natural forms, as a gardener and a printmaker - from their colour and the detail of their structure to the visual impact they have on their surroundings. The garden, therefore, is one of my key subjects, but colour, structure and pattern in landscape draws me too. Drawing underpins my work - it is where many of my prints begin and the processes I choose allow me to incorporate drawing in some form or other. The examples of work you see here embody my practice."
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There will be a materials charge of between £7 and £10 payable directly to the tutor on the day depending on the amount of work produced. Please bring an apron and wear non precious clothes - printing is messy and the ink stains.
Lovely day, wonderful food & service. Very enjoyable & social.
Anna W - - #11686
A great day! I'm fired with enthusiasm to do more.
Mary T - - #11684
Really enjoyable day of printing.
Jane W - - #11683
Fun & informative - good crowd & excellent tutor. Fabulous lunch!
Lynn B - - #11682
Fantastic. Learnt a good technique to use again. 5
Chris S - - #11681
Thank you Annie and Janet for a really enjoyable day at Greystoke for the reduction lino cutting workshop. I hadn't done anything like this for many years and it was so rewarding to have excellent instruction and something to show for it at the end of the day. I feel motivated to continue and plan my next print. Annie's hospitality was wonderful, the food delicious and the company was stimulating.
Ottie O'Brien - - #6511
Thank you so much for this excellent day Janet and Annie. I was amazed at the quality of work that everyone produced in such a short time, which reflected totally the quality of and style of teaching from Janet that we could produce such diverse pieces of art that we could all be proud of. I am now busy sourcing materials now for my next project...
Thank you everybody!- we both had a really relaxed but productive day amongst a lovely group of people with Annie's hospitality, good food and of course cuddly chickens- who could ask for more?
Val R - - #6344
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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