Join printmaker and WYPW studio holder Fabian Osborne on this introductory, taster workshop where you will be introduced to the process of lino printing!
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.
The workshop 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 lino with tutor.
- Participants cut final design into 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.
Your tutor: Fabian Osborne
Based at WYPW, Fabian Osborne’s practice explores the forms and hidden patterns found within natural and manmade landscapes. Interested in the transitory and unpredictability nature of the shapes and surfaces which inspire him, much of his work explores ideas around weathering and erosion. His recent research into lino etching has enabled him to replicate these qualities and currently forms the main focus of his print-making practice.
Taster sessions are designed for people who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of printmaking, and are also great for those who want to a refresher of a particular technique.
What’s included in this session?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
What do I need to prepare?
You may wish to bring some simple ideas for the type of image you intend to work on (these might be sketches, images from books or the internet etc.) and be prepared to explore possibilities! You will be working on plates around A6 size, (10x15cm approx.).
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/
Once you’ve attended a taster session you might fancy learning some more so why not check out our Introduction to Lino Etching or Advanced Lino Etching weekends – please see when the next one is running on our Courses Webpage.
- 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: