We look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated Hare Hill Barn set in a quiet location with stunning views across to the Pennines.
In this printmaking day course, suitable for beginners and improvers, Sue Rowland will teach you the basics of cutting and hand printing your own unique lino design to create a small edition of stunning designs on paper.
There will be flowers and leaves ready for you to arrange in a personal jug or vase, using this composition as a starting point for your unique design. Don’t worry if your drawing skills are a bit rusty, Sue will have ideas for you to use as well. You will learn how to plan out your design and transfer this to lino before learning how to cut your design using lino tools. Sue will demonstrate the importance of mark making and texture which you can use to enhance your design.
You will learn hand printing and burnishing techniques so that you will be equipped with the skills to continue this process after the course at home if you like the technique. You can experiment with printing to produce both one colour and multicolour designs by varying the inking up and using collage and chine colle.
Sue will make her course fun and full of useful tips and inspiration but the time spent cutting the lino allows for a relaxing time as you get absorbed with creating the mark making and textures within your design.
People with severely strained wrists or hands may struggle with cutting the lino and find this course difficult.
Sue Rowland trained at Central School of Art specialising in textile printing. She followed her degree with designing fabrics and ceramics for M&S and other high street stores. Sue is well known for her community print and textile projects in the East Midlands and is a tutor for Leicester Print Workshop. She recently moved to Cumbria, has lots of experience of running workshops and is passionate about inspiring other to enjoy printmaking. She exhibits with Cumbrian Printmakers and Green Door artists and her detailed lino prints are inspired by nature and British folklore.
The Barn is big enough for 6 people to remain at a 2m distance at their own table, although if you are arriving with a friend you may sit together. Sanitizer will be available at each station, and at key points in the building. We ask you to bring a mask and to follow instructions regarding safeguarding. Your refreshments and lunch will be served at your table to avoid unnecessary contact with other members of the group.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All specialist equipment for lino cutting will be provided but please bring with you: Apron or wear old clothes; spectacles if needed; fine permanent pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, masking tape, scissors; latex gloves or similar for printing.
If you would like to bring a small to medium sized jug, vase or mug or similar that is special to you to put the flowers in, please do. If you would like to bring flowers, leaves, grasses or seed heads that would be great, or there will be some available. The design size will be approximately A4 or a bit smaller if you find the lino cutting hard. Sue will provide design ideas if required.
Refreshments including home cooked cakes will be provided throughout the day, and lunch cooked in our farmhouse kitchen will give you the opportunity to discuss your projects as they progress!