One Day Printmaking Workshop (Linocut) @ Basing House

IMG_6068This printmaking workshop will focus on learning all about 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 day exploring the varying qualities of lines that can be made and which tools you need to make them. This will include a 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.

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 10th October 2015, 11am – 4pm

Price: £40 per person (including materials and use of tools).

Venue: Basing House, Bartons Lane, Basingstoke, RG24 8AE

Booking: Please book directly via the Basing House website http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/learn-linocut-printmaking-workshop

Further Information: For more info or to discuss the workshop please call Susan on 07930 856581 or email info@magenta-sky.com.

To learn more about relief printing and linocut before the workshop begins, why not take a look at our book – Learning Linocut? Click here for more info.

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