Learn the basics of linocut, an easy and highly satisfying form of relief printmaking.
An excellent technique for the complete beginner. Learn to exploit bold shapes and patterns and make use of linocut's strong graphic potential to produce your own original prints.
Working with a simple step-by-step process you learn to:
transfer your designs (no drawing skills required)
reinforce your positives and negatives,
practice and begin cutting using quality carving tools.
Take rubbings as you go to check your progress and
once the carving is complete you are shown how to register your block
before learning the techniques of inking
and then finally 'pulling' your first, in an edition, of original prints.
A range of exciting variations will be shown and discussed including the many ways of making multi-coloured linocuts: multiple plates, jigsaw plates, collage, masking and hand colouring.
Also how linocut can be combined with other printmaking methods
to produce strong and vibrant unique prints.
Available as a two day workshop and up to 5 days
for learning extra linocut variations.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
This process does not require a printing press, so there is no need for specialized studio facilities.
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all linocuts by Sonja Georgeson. View more in the printmaking gallery and Maleny Printmakers gallery