Friday 29th July 11-4pm (full)
Sunday 31st July 11-4pm (full)
Monday 1st August 11-4pm
Tuesday 2nd August 11-4pm (full)
Saturday 6th August 11-4pm
Sunday 7th August 11-4pm
Join Claire at the countryside printmaking studio where you will be guided through the process of designing and carving your very 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.
Next, you will spend time composing your design. You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty of inspiration will be at hand to help you decide.
You will be shown how to ink your lino block and how to burnish prints by hand, you will also learn how to use the antique cast iron book presses.
Everyone will take home a set of lino block printed cards and envelopes, their original carving and mark making block and a copy of the Oxford Linocut Workshops printmaking guide booklet to remind you of all the techniques used on the day.
The workshop is hands-on, creative and very informative. It is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. Everything is explained clearly with demonstrations.
Lots of support and advice are given throughout. There will be plenty of individual tuition time.
All tools and materials are provided including carving gouges, linoleum, drawing equipment, non-slip mat, inks, rollers, cards & envelopes, aprons, as well as complimentary tea, coffee and cake!
Please bring a packed lunch with you, there is a cooler where you can keep it.
£65 total (no extra charges)
If you are booking a workshop as a gift and would like a gift certificate to be sent to you by email, please add a note when booking.