Linocut is a relief printmaking technique similar to woodcut. An image is created by carving into a sheet of linoleum with appropriate linocut tools. The surface of the carved plate is then inked with a brayer and impressed onto paper by hand burnishing or with an etching press. Famed artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse used this process in their own practice.
In this practical full-day workshop participants carve, ink and print their plates by hand and with a printing press, and learn about the tools, inks and papers used in the process. To provide individual attention, we can only accept 8 participants. For inspiration purposes we introduce a theme with each concurrent workshop, and as this workshop is closely associated with Alan Jeffrey’s Book Binding we encourage participants to consider linocut book cover designs. You are welcome, however, to create any image that you please. Whilst freehand drawing onto the plates is encouraged, we do supply carbon copy paper for tracing purposes as well.
This workshop is open for all levels and ages 14 years and up. An interesting range of participants attends the Linocut workshop, including artists, photographers, craftsmen and woman, and schoolteachers and pupils. We are noticing a steady influx of designers and creative directors who seek inspiration and wish to reawaken the art of working with one’s hands.
Duration: Full Day
Time: 8.30am to 4pm
Class Size: Max 8