About the Course
This workshop is designed to provide a personalised lino printing experience, where you can learn or enhance block printing skills.
You will begin the workshop by creating a miniature lino print using a range of cutting blades in order to get used to materials and techniques.
You will experience both hand printing and press printing techniques throughout the day (using a basic spoon technique and the use of an etching press.)
Soft cut Japanese vinyl and hosho paper will be used for your main print of the day.
We will begin preparing for the main piece by sketching ideas for your lino print. (If you have some ideas already, that’s fantastic. Remember to bring any inspiration with you ie – photographs / sketches / magazines etc.)
Don’t worry if you don’t have anything prepared there are plenty of books at the studio and inspirational artwork on the walls to help!)
(Your artwork may not be dry at the end of the session so it can either be collected at a later date or maybe transported face up / spread out in a car boot.)
Group size: 4 – 6 people. You can book as a group or as an individual (£5 per head discount for full group of 6 booking.)
About your host:
I graduated from Bradford College with a BA (Hon’s) in Art & Design, specialising in Printmaking and Textiles in 1997.
My experience has led me from gallery work to graphic design, self-employment as a greeting card designer and maker, then into the realms of education!
I spent 5 years as a secondary school teacher with experience across a range of creative subjects and ages (11- 18yrs Art & Design, Graphics and Textiles.) I have taught creative out of school groups to produce large scale mosaic work and young offenders sessions with the police.
My studio is now ready to accommodate learners where I can embrace my love of teaching in a friendly relaxed manner.
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?
The workshop will take place at the Sona Beam studio, a beautiful creative space located on the 3rd floor of an old woollen mill in Sowerby Bridge.
You will have the use of cutting tools, lino, a variety of paper and resources for your day of printmaking (plasters are also available.)
Please bring your own apron / old shirt or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit of ink on!
Complimentary coffee, tea & biscuits will be available.
Please bring a packed lunch (there is a fridge to keep your sandwiches and drinks cool.)
How to find us:
The 3rd floor at Asquith Bottom mill is accessible by either lift or staircase; I will come downstairs and meet you on the day of the course to show you the ropes!
Exact details of how to find us will be provided upon booking and payment.
I look forward to welcoming you into my studio for a creative day of printmaking experimentation and development.
Sharon / Sona Beam
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.