ONLINE Linoprinting: Colour & Layer - Starts Wed 29th June 2022 at 10am
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demos live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service of this series for 30 days. Please note that the follow up session is not recorded.
Wed 29th June 10am - 11:30am
Wed 6th July 10am - 12pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is designed to follow on beautifully from the Introduction to Linoprinting workshop with Karen in May, although it will include a brief refresher on the absolute basics of linoprinting in session one for those who are unable to attend both.
Linoprinting is a great technique to do at home…..easy to learn, minimum equipment and a whole host of variations once you’ve got the basics.
In this two-part workshop we will explore beyond the basics into colour and layers using a wide variety of techniques from freeform painterly approaches to registered layering for precise prints. A fun and creative workshop to expand your skills and experiment with some new ideas. Perfect for printing cards, wall art, fabric etc.
Session 1: There will be a very brief recap of basic techniques, however this session is all about exploring colour – we will be using blends & rainbow rolls, spot colour, masks, a nifty cutting and sticking technique, and the use of collage.
Session 2: We will start with making a basic registration device. We will then look at working in layers…..designing for a multi-layer linoprint; layering using polystyrene as a printing plate; freeform layering; & creating interesting backgrounds using the back of the plate for simple monoprinting.
You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching the live demonstrations – they are a time to watch, ask and learn. After each demo you will be given a link to the recording, which you can watch as many times as you wish for thirty days.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Creating designs suitable for linoprinting
- A range of layering techniques
- Materials & tools for getting the best results when handprinting
- A variety of colour inking & printing techniques
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Lightweight / medium weight cartridge paper, or Japanese paper such as Shoji or Hosho, or any other smooth paper you may wish to try (not glossy)
- Coloured papers & tissue
- Caligo Safewash Relief Ink – Black, White & Primary colours (these are quite expensive but can also be used for Drypoint Etching, Monoprinting and Collagraphs if you are interested in other types of printing)
- OR: Water-based block-printing inks (make sure they are ‘over-printable’ for layered work)…these are generally cheaper but not as versatile.
- Softcut or Easy-cut Lino (A5 size is good for starters and can be cut to square, long thin etc), plus any plates you may already have cut.
- Set of linocutting tools
- Roller or brayer
- Glue stick
- Sturdy piece of cardboard (back of an A4 pad will be fine)
- Polystyrene sheet – the polystyrene that supermarket pizzas come on is ideal – or you can buy A4 sheets from Amazon, Great Art, Handprinted.
- Two pencils (HB and 2H or harder), Biro, Dark wax crayon (optional)
- Scissors or craft knife, dessert spoon, masking tape
- Tracing paper or greaseproof paper
- Something flat for rolling ink onto (glass /piece of acetate or plastic),
- Small brushes / washing-up sponge / cotton buds / J-cloth
- Kitchen roll / baby wipes
www.handprinted.co.uk (can also order by phone)
www.intaglioprintmakers.com (can also order by phone)