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New Dates Linocut- TBA

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Linocutting workshops.
I run small exclusive workshops from my studio 10 miles from Skipton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. I have over 20 years of printing and teaching experience.
You will complete the workshop with the confidence to design your image and transfer it to your piece of lino. Learn how to cut the design. Ink up and print using hand burnishing so you can print at home and print them on the traditional, hand pulled Colombian & Albion presses.
This course is suitable for beginners or those with printmaking experience. You will be led through all the stages, from the planning, carving and printing.
It is possible to take more than one course and continue on to develop more advanced printing methods.

Materials – inks, cleaning materials, paper, two small starter blocks, vegetarian soup lunch and tea and coffee are all included in the workshop fee. Extra blocks and paper are not included, these can be purchased from the studio.
Students are asked to bring a sketch book, line drawings or reference material.
Small class – maximum of 4 students. I can only accommodate a maximum of four students on each course so you are assured lots of personal tuition and the opportunity to develop your understanding of the linocut process.

One day Linocut Workshop
One day course learning all the basic techniques of Linocutting, create a black and white image making a simple greetings card or print. You will learn how to:
• Draw a design suitable for a black & white linocut print
• How to use the linocut tools correctly to make a variety of marks.
• How to use a brayer to roll the ink very thinly, enabling you to pull a good print
Please bring some ideas with you whether it is a simple sketch or an idea to inspire you.
Workshops are 10-4pm and cost £80 including a light lunch.

Two Day Linocut Workshops
This two day workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about reduction linocut and colour printing by making a linocut print which can be used for cards, illustration, textile design or small print editions.
• How to draw a design suitable for a colour linocut print
• How to use the linocut tools correctly to make a variety of marks which will then have an influence on the designs drawn for the linocut block
• How to use a brayer to roll the ink very thinly, enabling you to pull a good print
• Learn how to make a reduction Linocut print using a variety of printmaking techniques.
• How to transfer a drawing onto a linocut block.
• Safe cutting techniques using the sharp tools.
• How to monitor the block cutting.
• Create and use a registration system.
• Inking techniques.
• Pulling the print using a Baren
• Pulling a print using a variety of presses.
This is an ambitious two days, but you will be amazed at what you can create.
10-4pm £150

Mentoring or one to one Tutoring
I offer one to one sessions for those wanting an intensive tutoring and/or mentoring! These sessions are £200 or £150 per person if you choose to come with a friend.

Letterpress Workshop
This experimental workshop is great fun and engaging techniques of letterpress printing. This workshop introduces the materials, the machines, the process and the satisfaction of printing your project by hand. Whether it’s a Christmas card, poster or business card, students will learn the basics of setting type using Helens collection of lead type and decorative ornaments as well as locking , inking, and pulling a print.
10 – 4pm £80

Dates Linocut- TBA

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