Creative Cuts, an Introduction to Linocut Printing - 1 Day

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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Gift Booking: You are welcome to book any of our workshops as a gift for somebody else. You will be asked to complete the details of the person you are booking for and we will make sure all communications go through you so that you can keep it secret right up to the workshop.

Group Bookings: If you would like to book this workshop as a group please get in touch. If we have space in our calendar we will work with you to find a date to hold a workshop especially for you at a group booking price.

Cancellation: Refunds can only be given if at least 14 days notice of a cancellation is received prior to the workshop date. If we have to cancel a workshop we will offer you the choice of a a place on one of our other workshops or a full refund.

Workshop is Fully Booked?: If the workshop you would like to attend is fully booked and you would like us to add you to a reserve list, feel free to get in touch as inevitably sometimes people are sick or can’t attend for other reasons and we prefer to give refunds (when someone has to cancel less than the 14 days notice of cancellation period) were we can replace them.

Waiver & Consent (Over 18s): You will be asked to complete and sign a consent and waiver form prior to the workshop taking place. If you would like to see a copy of this in advance please get in touch. For insurance reasons we cannot teach anyone in the studio unless they have signed and completed the waiver and consent form.

Waiver & Consent (Under 18s): If you are the parent or guardian of someone under the age of 18 you will be asked to sign a form of consent and a waiver form on behalf of the person who is attending. If you would like to see a copy of this in advance please get in touch. For insurance reasons we cannot teach anyone in the studio unless we have a signed waiver and consent form from a parent or guardian of the person attending.

About the Tutor:  I use traditional, old-fashioned methods such as Letterpress, lino cutting and block printing to create my work. This makes each piece completely hand made and unique.

I love bold colours and am inspired by motifs from European folk art and 1960's and 70's Graphic Design.

In my practice I am keen to preserve these methods of making and pass on my skills through workshops, demonstrations and tuition.