11th May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm£60.00
Learn and explore the basics of linocut on this one day workshop.
Linocut is a relief printing process. The printing plate can be made from traditional hessian backed flooring lino or a polymer based block. We will use an easy cut lino which is softer and easier to use. You will be shown how to safely cut and chisel an image or pattern into the lino using specialist cutting tools. You will be shown how to ink up and print the lino using our traditional Albion press and also some simple but effective methods that can be continued at home without a press.
What experience do I need?
The course is suitable for absolute beginners. Lino printing is a simple way for you to be introduced to printmaking. You’ll learn about inks, paper, rollers and various printing techniques using presses and hand burnishing techniques. If you have an established artistic practice you can develop prints in new ways. Don’t have any expectations and you may be surprised at the results you achieve!
What will I make?
You will make an edition of A4 prints onto various papers, using an A5 lino plate and a variety of ink colours.
Who is my tutor?
Laura Alice is a printmaker and illustrator specialising in screen print and linocut on paper. Her work is heavily inspired by nature with a particular focus on birds using vibrant colours. Laura values the hand-made in her work, focusing on creating hand-drawn positives for screen print to create rich textures and contrast. Laura has been a long-standing member of Leeds Print Workshop and has 11 years of experience teaching across a variety of art and design disciplines.
Do I need to bring anything?
Basic materials including lino, inks and cartridge paper will be provided, along with the tools and equipment needed to make lino prints. You are advised to bring a portfolio folder along if you have one so you can carry your prints home – these are also available to buy at the workshop.