Printmaking – Introduction to Wildlife in Linocut

Tutor: Hester Cox

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Linocut printmaking is a wonderful way of working without the need for a press and the graphic qualities of this relief print method make it a great medium for depicting the many gorgeous birds and animals found in the Yorkshire Dales. Learn how to translate your ideas, photos and sketches into designs suitable for one-colour printing, how to transfer them to the lino and how to use different cuts and gouges to form exciting and bold images. Hester will show you how to print by hand onto a variety of lightweight papers so that you go home with a portfolio of lovely prints.

– Learn how to prepare designs suitable for linocutting
– Reverse and transfer them to the lino.
– Learn about the different tools and mark making
– Discover what papers and inks are suitable for printing
– Explore how to use rollers to apply and blend colour

Please note that there is a £5 materials charge payable to the tutor on the day for this workshop.

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What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please wear old clothes and/or an apron.

The workshop will focus on reflecting details in nature - patterns found in plant forms such as vines, seed pods, striped pebbles, shells etc or formations found in water, feathers, insects etc. Hester will bring lots of inspirational materials and objects to look at and use but if you would like to bring along any natural objects that you particularly like, or sketches / photos of natural things that you find inspirational, feel free.

“Hester is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject.”

– Carol

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