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Lino Printmaking Workshop

Saturday 18 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Lino Printing Sarah Morrish1

Create your own exciting designs to print your own labels, papers, cards and more, learning simple techniques you can continue at home.

In this one-day practical, fun approach to Lino printing workshop you will learn the fundamentals of lino printing, from drawing and carving your image, to the inking and printing process. Learn about artists that have used lino printing, such as Margaret Preston, M. C. Escher, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Explore different printing techniques, including black and white prints, multi-coloured prints and watercoloured prints, all of which can be practised at home.

Find inspiration from natural objects, the beautiful setting of Kingcombe or you can bring some drawings, photos, or photocopied images with you, the more contrast of dark and light the better. Along the way you will have the chance to learn about a variety of techniques and methods: transfer of your design onto the lino; safe carving techniques; types of tools to use; the variety of papers available and registration and printing methods, and the chance to use a hand printing press.

This course is suitable for beginners to intermediates. Creating linocuts and prints need not be an expensive pastime with lots of kit required, so Hugh will show you the best options for becoming a home-based printmaker. Lino/cutting medium, use of tools and ink is included within the price of the workshop. A variety of card blanks and envelopes, as well as specialised papers, will be provided at an additional cost.

Hugh Dunford Wood studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art at Oxford. He has painted and exhibited worldwide, and was Artist in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Globe Theatre when it first opened in 2000, and in 2009 with the Museum of Bermuda Art. In the 1970s he was apprenticed to designer Peggy Angus, before setting up a textile design business for 20 years. Moving to Dorset 10 years ago, Hugh began printing on paper as a small run business, the results of which you can see on

Prices: Day Workshop: £85 pp includes all tuition, materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Times: Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm.

What to bring: Apron, any paper you wish to use for printing, any items or designs you have for inspiration.

We will provide group materials, but you can bring the following optional materials if you have them: lino and lino tools, a toothbrush (not too firm bristles), tracing paper. Graphite pencils B and/or HB, Stanley knife, fine grade sandpaper, wooden spoon.


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