If you've always wanted to experiment with printmaking, then join artist and expert printmaker
Rosey Prince for this one-day workshop. You will explore a variety of linocut techniques giving you the skills and confidence to produce work at home or in your own studio without a press.
Press-free printmaking: linocut
1 day workshop
Date: ON DEMAND
Venue: TBA, Eastbourne
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop will give an introduction to lino cutting techniques and printing using several colours. You will learn to print by hand and gain practical experience of the tools and materials used for printing with linocuts without a press.
There will be demonstrations followed by practical application and experimentation with the techniques. You will receive regular feedback from Rosey throughout the workshop, as and when appropriate, and she will be on hand to answer any questions.
What topics will we cover?
– Designing for linocut: considering positive and negative shapes, pattern and texture.
– Paper used for hand printing.
– Printing by hand.
– Registration system for multiple blocks.
– Preparing inks and using printing rollers.
– Multicolour printing using stencils, jigsaw printing and reduction cutting.
What can I expect to achieve?
By the end of the workshop you should be able to:
– Design and cut a lino block
– Prepare paper and ink
– Print a linocut in relief without a press
– Make monochrome and multicolour prints
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for everyone, beginners as well as experienced artists and printmakers.
Are there any other costs? Do I need to bring anything?
Basic tools and materials are provided. Additional lino will be available to buy in the class. Bring visual source material, ie: sketchbooks, drawings, photos, postcards as inspiration and think about what you might want to achieve.
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Send an email with your details
Once the course is full, we will
set a date for a weekend that will suit everyone.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Rosey began printmaking over two decades ago when she fell in love with the process and possibilities of the medium. Since then she has devoted her time to artistic research and the development of her practice within printmaking.
Primarily concerned with the notion of 'place' and our relationship to it in terms of identity and historical context, her work uses a range of printmaking techniques – monoprinting and relief printing as well as etching, drypoint and mezzotints. She has recently begun combining print with painting.
Rosey's work is exhibited regularly in London and the UK and is held in private and public collections. She is a member of Artichoke printmakers, and is a printmaking tutor at London City Lit and at the Lewisham Arthouse in Deptford where she has her studio.
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE MAY 2014 MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP
“Lovely people and very inspiring. I have learnt new skills and approaches which I look forward to using in my practice”.
– KATY OXBORROW
“Relaxed and experimental atmosphere".
– KATHY DAWSON