Introduction to Lino Printing
This is an ideal workshop for those wanting to learn how to create their own unique linoprints. In this workshop you will use simple techniques that can be replicated at home without the use of a printing press.
Using traditional lino cutting techniques you will learn how to create and print from your own block of linoleum. The textures and effects of print making give endless possibilities to the sorts of images that can be created. There will be an emphasis on being creative and having fun in a relaxed atmosphere and along the way you will gain invaluable tips from Sue who is a printmaking artist and painter.
You will leave the workshop with lino printed cards, gift tags and your own original print which is perfect for framing. You will also take your lino plate home so you can continue to print with it.
Simple, large block designs and silhouette shapes work best for this type of printmaking. However, lots of examples and ideas are available at the workshop.
This workshop is run by local artist Sue Collins.
What will we cover?
You don’t need a background in art to be wowed by the results of your lino cut prints. If you’ve always wanted to try printmaking, this fabulous half-day lino printing course is the perfect introduction.
You’ll create a unique artwork using simple techniques that can be replicated at home, without the use of a printing press.
Led by printmaking artist and painter Sue Collins, the emphasis of this workshop is on being creative and having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
You’ll learn traditional techniques for carving your design into your own block of linoleum.
After a demonstration, you’ll build your confidence by using simple lino cut techniques on a small practice block. You’ll then have the chance to print gorgeous little cards and gift tags from it.
You’ll then move onto your small original print – perfect for framing – with Sue on hand to help you get great results. You can also use it to make a run of cards.
With so many different textures and effects, there are endless possibilities to the sorts of images you can create. Simple, large block designs and silhouette shapes work best for this type of printmaking, but we’ll look at lots of other ideas.
You’ll leave this lino printing course armed with tips from an experienced printmaker, and with inspiration to take your new skills further.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
Suitable for complete beginners.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
All materials are provided, but please do bring along some favourite images that can serve as inspiration.
What will I take home with me?
As well as your cards, gift tags and print, you’ll take home your lino plate, so you can continue to print with it.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.