Come and get your hands inky and your creativity flowing in this taster session workshop which will introduce you to the technique of lino print.
Lino is a traditional relief technique where the surface of a linoleum block is carved away to create marks or an image. Over the course of this taster workshop you will learn how to use lino tools to draw into the surface of your softcut lino plate before inking and printing your plate on one of our presses.
Our taster sessions offer a brief introduction to some of the key printmaking techniques practiced here at WYPW, and a glimpse into the processes involved in creating hand-made prints. You will be guided and encouraged by experienced artists who use printmaking in their own art practice, in a professionally equipped workshop setting.
Your tutor: Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson is a practicing artist and print tutor. In addition to making and selling her own prints as Bobshaped, she is a regular print tutor at WYPW and at the Art House Wakefield where she teaches the 6 week introduction to print course (monoprinting, collograph, linocut and screen printing) and other short courses like gelli printing. Her work combines a love of colour, pattern, layers and texture and often combines digital and analogue ways of working.
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
The day will consist of :
- Introduction and examples of mark making and plates.
- Tutor demo on small piece of lino of the types of tools and marks that can be made.
- Participants try out tools and techniques on small piece of lino.
- Discussion of final design for A5 piece of lino with tutor.
- Participants cut final design into A5 lino with tutor support/guidance.
- Demo of rolling out ink and inking and printing a plate by tutor.
- Participants ink up and print their plates.
- Tutor and participants clean up and tidy at end of session.
Covid-19 safety :
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, our workshops and the way we run courses looks a little different. We continue to have everyone’s safety as our main priority. It might not be quite the same as it was before but your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- All courses working with reduced numbers or alternate spaces to aid greater social ventilation and social distancing.
- Requesting that everyone in communal areas of the workshop, if able, continues to wear either a face covering, mask or a visor.
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry and additional cleaning measures in place.
- Removal of any shared equipment or materials wherever possible.
Full guidance on our Covid-19 policies and risk assessment can be found on our website here.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: