Linocut Workshops with Jane Smith. 5th & 12th Nov

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Giving basic outline of how a linocut is done, including cutting the block, rolling the ink, inking the block and taking some impressions and making a limited or unlimited edition series or simple one-offs. You’ll have a chance to try cutting and printing your own images with various types of lino, and Jane have some pre-cut blocks for those who don’t fancy using the cutting tools!

We will make some simple single-colour images, and if there is time we may be able to do two colour ones. Lino, cutting tools, rollers, inks, a burnishing tool and teaspoons (for pressing) and paper will be supplied, although if anyone has their own tools they are welcome to bring them too!

She’ll bring some of my own work to demonstrate the multitude of amazing effects that can be created with Lino. There will be no need for a press and you will be surprised at how much can be achieved with a humble teaspoon. (All Jane’s prints have been taken with a burnishing tool and a teaspoon at her studio desk! You can do a lot without a press.) It is also possible to use all kinds of paper, not just special printmaking paper.

Everyone will be welcome to take their work away, of course!

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