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Creative Cuts, an Introduction to Linocut Printing - 1 Day

With every stroke of the cutting blade your vision reveals itself in the form of linocut which you can use to create wonderful pieces of stationery and art.

Date(s): 20th July 2019

Suitability: Beginners (Level 1)

Linocut Print: Linocut printing began in the early 1900s when artists experimented with lino flooring to create carvings that could be used to make prints that could be reproduced; and was made famous by artists such as Pedro Joseph de Lemos, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Linocut printing involves the engraving of lino with a carving blade to remove the areas of space that aren’t to be printed. The lino is then inked with a brayer or in a printing press before paper is ran through a press, to press the paper onto the cut.

Tutor: Karen Edwards of Red Button Press

Workshop: This workshop will provide you with the basic skills of carving lino and introduce you to the types of blades you can use to achieve different thicknesses and shapes of cuts.

You will be taught how to transfer your art onto the lino before making your cuts and revealing your design.

Once you have turned your vision into a linocut you will use one of our table top printing presses to make multiple prints. 

You will be given the opportunity to choose from a selection of papers and inks to produce a small edition of prints or cards for you take away with you.

Time: The workshop starts at 10:30am prompt and will finish at 4:30pm. 

Lunch: Lunch is included within the price of the workshop. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.

What to bring: An idea of what you would like to turn into a linocut print (the final print will be no larger than 150mm x 100mm), glasses if you need them for close work and please ensure you wear sturdy, fully enclosed shoes.

Maximum No. of Attendees: 8

Minimum Age: 18 or 15 if accompanied by someone who is 21 or over

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