Join printmaker, Hester Cox, and learn how to create a lovely wildlife-themed, graphic design that can be repeated to form an edition suitable for making into cards or for gifts. Taking inspiration from the animals and birds associated with the winter landscape, Hester will guide you as you develop your own design, and then transfer it to the lino.
You will learn how to use linocutting tools safely and how to make different marks to create texture and tone. Once the blocks are cut, discover how to apply just the right amount of ink, what papers are best for printing by hand and experience the excitement that comes from revealing your first print.
Linoleum is biodegrable, planet-friendly, and easy to print at home when you know how. Let this seasonal and fun workshop mark the start of your printmaking journey or get those dormant printmaking skills out of hibernation in time for your seasonal greetings!
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.
Feel free to bring along any inspirational reference images if you have them.