Mark Making for Linocut – Morning Printmaking Workshop

Saturday 5th March 2016 in Woking, Surrey 

DSC_0016This morning printmaking workshop will focus on mark-making for linocut printing. Linocut is a form of relief printing that uses linoleum as the printing block (a composite flooring material made from cork and linseed oil with a hessian backing). This is then cut into using v tools or gouges to create an image. It is a negative technique where the cuts that you make do not print.

We will work through several printmaking exercises throughout the session, exploring the varying qualities of lines that can be made and which tools you need to make them. This will include a comprehensive mark-making sampler. We will also explore different ways to interpret an image through relief print, cutting the block, transferring a design and also how to print by hand, with no need for a press. All the techniques learnt can be practiced at home after the session. We will also provide suggestions for where to buy materials from and a handy fact sheet to take away!

No previous experience of printmaking is necessary – just bring along a few ideas or images to work with and we will help you do the rest. Materials provided.

Date and Time: Saturday 5th March 9.30am-12.30pm

Price: £30 per person (including materials and use of tools).

Venue: 1 GMS House, Boundary Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5BX

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